Né à Leerdam (), vit à Middelburg ().
Marinus Boezem exhibited a stretch of polder as a ready-made in 1960. This is not untypical of his monumental-but-modest œuvre, largely based on gesture and addressing the spiritual through playful interventions in nature. In 1969 he ‘signed’ the sky with the exhaust fumes of an aircraft and appropriated ‘the weather’ by exhibiting meteorological maps from a newspaper. A recurrent theme in Boezem’s work is the Cathedral of Rheims, recreated in various materials (trees, stone slabs, wine glasses). For his Green Cathedral at Almere he planted 174 Italian poplars to form a gradually growing cathedral.
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Marinus Boezem 'La Lumièr...
Marinus Boezem, Marinus Boezem 'La Lumière Cistercienne Clairvaux', 1987. Book, ink, paper, 23 x 24 cm, language : German, publisher : Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, authors : Bernhard Holeczek & Richard W. Gassen.
Marinus Boezem, Soft Table, 1967. Installation, plywood, iron, nylon, ventilator, 117 x 54 cm, 93 x 3.5 cm, 15 x 50 cm, 5.5 x 52.5 cm.
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Museum of Parallel Narrat...
14 May 2011 - 02 October 2011.
Museum of Parallel Narratives presents a selection of works from the Arteast Collection 2000+ of the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, the first
The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
Curated by Bart De Baere, Jan De Vree, Anders Kreuger (M HKA) en Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije (Van Abbe Museum) Spirits of In
(Re)staging When Attitude...
01 June 2013 - 01 November 2013.
The Fondazione Prada will present between 1 June and 3 November 2013 at Ca’ Corner della Regina in Venice an exhibition entitled “When Attitu
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
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'de Groene Kathedraal [The Green Cathedral] by Marinus Boezem (1987 - 1996) - the project was originally called 'Gothic Growing Project' befo