donderdag 21 mei 2015

Spring performance in Rory Piglim's Affection Is The Best Protection

Artist Rory Pilgrim marks the summer solstice and creates a highlight in his project Affection is the Best Protection with his open-air performance in the Polderland Garden of Love and Fire. In this work, he explores the relationship between ‘land’ and ‘love’ – inspired by the extraordinary Land Art artwork by Daniel Libeskind in Almere, which has for some time, and less famously, become used as a cruise spot. Since the launch of the project with a disco evening in October, Pilgrim has furthered Libeskind's visual imagery of the Land Art work as a geographical compass by engaging with community members and LGBT activists from Almere, Dakar and Saint Petersburg. Now in the light of day, the final performance explores how the voices and words of those people can come together and speak freely in the Polderland Garden of Love of Fire, whether present or absent. Working with words, movement and music, Pilgrim has collaborated with platform Roze Almere, choreographer Monika Dorniak and musicians of the Almeers Jeugd Symfonie Orkest (AJSO – Almere Youth Symphony Orchestra).
Entry is free and everyone is welcome! Location: Pampushavenweg (between Brikweg and Oostvaardersdijk), Almere. Consult this website for accessibility and special bus services. 

Performers:  Leo Gold, Nelly Hakkarainen, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke. Voice: Robyn Haddon. Sound: Seamus Cater. Graphic design: Celine Wouters.

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Land Art Live is the visual arts programme that centres around the six major Land Art works in Flevoland. Thanks to: the Province of Flevoland, the Mondriaan Fund and Schouwburg Almere.

dinsdag 5 mei 2015

Travelling exhibition on Pier + Horizon by Paul de Kort

On May 6th a small travelling exhibition on the seventh Land Art work in Flevoland will be opened at the town hall in Emmeloord. It shows the design and the realisation of Pier + Horizon by Paul de Kort, which will be located in the Zwarte Meer near Kraggenburg in the Noordoostpolder. If all goes according to plan the work will be delivered in the fall of 2016.

The exhibition will be on show in Emmeloord for six weeks and will travel to several locations in Flevoland after. More information here.

maandag 4 mei 2015

Marinus Boezem in Middelburg: Boezem & Co. The City as Stage

De Groene Kathedraal van Marinus Boezem in Almere. Foto: Jordi Huisman.

This spring Middelburg is honouring visual artist Marinus Boezem with the manifestation Boezem & Co. The City as Stage, an initiative of SBKM/De Vleeshal. Marinus Boezem turned 81 years old this year. He created De Groene Kathedraal (Green Cathedral) in Almere, which is part of the collection of six large Land Art works in Flevoland. For more information check their website (English) and the project website (Dutch, publication in pdf also in English).

11 April - 25 May 2015, various locations in Middelburg

And for those eager to see more: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has dedicated a room in their current collection presentation to Marinus Boezem. This presentation also includes a work by Land Art Flevoland artist Richard Serra.