Exhibition

Etude Gotique (1983/2017), Marinus Boezem. Foto: Geert van der Wijk
Etude Gotique (1983/2017), Marinus Boezem. Foto: Geert van der Wijk

Once more, with feeling
A social perspective on 40 years of Land Art in Flevoland
5 September 2017 through 7 January 2018
Opening 3 September 2017 at 15.00 - 17.00 hrs at Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland, Almere, the Netherlands

In the Dutch Flevoland polders, over the past forty years, seven major landscape artworks have been realized by internationally renowned artists. Seven new artists have been inspired by this Flevoland Land Art and have created new works of art, which were realized on-site. In Once more, with feeling, presented at KAF Expo in Almere, the seven landscape artworks and performances come together in an exhibition that celebrates forty years of Land Art in Flevoland. The exhibition is both a tribute as well as an invitation for visitors to actively re-use these public artworks as special places. Once more, with feeling will be opened to the public on Sunday September 3rd at 15.00 hrs.

Land Art artists: Marinus Boezem, Antony Gormley, Paul de Kort, Daniel Libeskind, Robert Morris, Richard Serra, Piet Slegers. Land Art Live performance artists: Feiko Beckers, Melanie Bonajo, Gilles de Brock, Zhana Ivanova, Cindy Moorman, Maria Pask, Rory Pilgrim.

The seven Land Art projects are monumental works made of steel, concrete, stone, trees and earth. These are places in the landscape where people go to enjoy a special experience. Whether it is the meditative admiration of the artwork itself, the celebration of a wedding, the experience of a performance or concert, or simply a picnic or a daily walk with the dog. Forty years ago, the first Land Art project from this extraordinary collection was realized: Observatory by Robert Morris nearby the city of Lelystad. Subsequently, every decennium new works were created, with Pier+Horizon by Paul de Kort in the Noordoostpolder as the most recents addition (2016).

Since 2014, seven new artists have been inspired by the Flevoland Land Art for the research program Land Art Live, and have created new works of art that were realized on-site. Artists who do not work with steel and concrete themselves but rather engage in social processes, human experiences and social issues. Artists who adhere to the principles of Land Art, which saw the making of a temporary artwork in a remote place as a way to escape the constraints of the art world.

In Once more, with feeling, presented at KAF Expo, the seven landscape artworks and performances come together in an exhibition that celebrates forty years of Land Art in Flevoland. Monumental sculpture, photography and video - historical documents, volatile moments and social issues: an opportunity to experience everything in one place in space and time. In addition, the exhibition is an invitation. Not just to visit the Land Art in Flevoland itself, but also to actively re-use these public artworks as special places.

Once more, with feeling
The exhibition runs from 5 September 2017 to 7 January 2018
Opening: Sunday 3 September 15:00 hrs.
Location: KAF Expo, Almere, the Netherlands
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am till 10 pm, Sunday from 10am till 6pm
Admission: 5 euro per person
Check www.kaf.nl/expo for more info

Production and organization: Land Art Flevoland in collaboration with KAF Curator: Martine van Kampen Thanks to: Province of Flevoland, Fonds 21 and BeamSystems.

40 YEARS LAND ART FLEVOLAND
The exhibition Once more, with feeling is part of the activities celebrating 40 years of Land Art in Flevoland, the Netherlands. It also forms the conclusion of the research program Land Art Live. See below for more information about all activities of 40 years Land Art Flevoland.

40 years of Land Art in Flevoland

Dorine Mignot (Stedelijk Museum), kunstenaar Robert Morris, J. Smit (RIJP) en C. de Groot (architect)    bij het Observatorium in aanbouw. Foto: Nieuw Land Erfgoedcentrum, Potuyt.
Dorine Mignot (Stedelijk Museum), kunstenaar Robert Morris, J. Smit (RIJP) en C. de Groot (architect) bij het Observatorium in aanbouw. Foto: Nieuw Land Erfgoedcentrum, Potuyt.

On April 22, 1977, the Observatory by Robert Morris was unveiled near Lelystad. It heralded the start of an extraordinary collection of now seven monumental Land Art projects in the Province of Flevoland. This is why we celebrate 40 years of Land Art in Flevoland this year, together with the organizations and people in Flevoland who are involved with the Land Art.

Check out this page regularly for updates on the planned activities - or register for our newsletter (send an e-mail with "newsletter please" to info@landartflevoland.nl.

Activities (to come and past):

Festival Sunsation - Come and celebrate summer with us! Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017 Over 30 years, people annually flock to the Observatory by Robert Morris in Lelystad to celebrate the summer solstice during Sunsation Festival. Together they watch the sun rise through the visors of this Land Art project. On the eve before this sunrise, the organization offers an interesting program with an OpenDicht Podium, SingerSong writers and a cozy campfire with Argentinian Summer BBQ. Afterwards, the Poetry DJ will take care of sweet sounds that will fit in perfectly with the lazy Friday night and early morning. After a short night - or after staying awake at the campfire - the celebration of the summer solstice will start at 05.00 hrs with music, theater and poetry. See www.festivalsunsation.nl for more information.

Once More, With Feeling 5 September 2017 t/m 7 January 2018 Tribute to 40 years of Land Art in Flevoland: Sunday September 3rd, the exhibition Once more, with feeling will be opened in KAF Expo. The exhibition will bring together the seven landscape artworks and performances by seven new artists - inspired by the Land Art projects. See this page for more information.

Sea Level in perspective at De Verbeelding September - October 2017 This autumn, you'll find an educational exhibition about the Land Art object Sea Level by Richard Serra in pavilion De Verbeelding, located right besides Serra's artwork. The other six Land Art projects will also be on show. Several artists from various disciplines (dance, music, spatial- and visual art, poetry, media) will, inspired by Land Art, create their own artwork or performance. Partly inside, partly outside. This way, children from primary and high schools will discover the quality of these artworks. On Saturday September 9, 2017, pavilion De Verbeelding will be open from noon till 16.00 hrs. Free admission. At 14.00 hrs, the guided tour "Sea Level from various perspectives" will depart from De Verbeelding. Admission: 7,50 (including tea/coffee). Register via reserveren@deverbeeldingzeewolde.nl

Land Art Live performance at PIER+HORIZON autumn 2017 The performance by artist Cindy Moorman at the youngest Land Art object PIER+HORIZON by Paul de Kort will be the last one in the series of Land Art Live. See this page for more information.

More:

How about your Land Art Memory? The website Flevolands Geheugen contains stories by inhabitants of the Province of Flevoland, and now you can add your memories related to the Land Art objects as well. Did you get married in The Green Cathedral, balanced on the wall of Serra, watched the sunrise from within the Observatory? Share your stories with us, and with the rest of the country. We would like to know how Land Art is part of your lives! Check out Flevolands Geheugen.

Improved experience and reachability! In collaboration with Toerisme Flevoland, we have improved several aspects of the experience and reachability of the Land Art projects. Last year, new informational signs were placed near all the projects. This year, an izi.TRAVEL app - audiotour was created and the regional broadcasting corporation Omroep Flevoland has broadcasted a television program about the Land Art by documentary filmmaker Jord den Hollander. These improvements are commissioned by the Province of Flevoland.

Opening Once more, with feeling

Foto's: Geert van der Wijk
Foto's: Geert van der Wijk

Programma

De opening van Once more, with feeling op zondag 3 september 2017. Foto: Geert van der Wijk
De opening van Once more, with feeling op zondag 3 september 2017. Foto: Geert van der Wijk

Activiteiten in en rondom de tentoonstelling Once more, with feeling in KAF EXPO

ONCE MORE JUNIOR
KINDEREN ONTWERPEN LANDSCHAPSKUNST VOOR FLEVOLAND
20 oktober t/m 12 november 2017 - dus kom kijken tijdens de herfstvakantie!
Van een speciale plek om stil van de natuur te genieten tot grote beelden van dieren of een monument voor vriendschap: deze junior kunstenaars geven vorm aan prachtige ideeën! Kom kijken naar de jongste generatie bedenkers van Land Art in Flevoland. Binnen de doorgaande cultuurleerlijn van de Culturele Haven krijgen leerlingen op basisscholen in Flevoland les over deze speciaal Flevolandse kunst. Tijdens die lessen maken ze een ontwerp voor een nieuw landschapskunstwerk. Bij de tentoonstelling ONCE MORE,JUNIOR zijn tijdelijk 22 van deze ontwerpen te zien.

GRATIS RONDLEIDING
Zondag 29 oktober 15:00 uur
Onze gids Marijke Jansen geeft elke laatste zondag van de maand een rondleiding door de tentoonstelling. Verzamelen bij de entree - aanmelden niet nodig!

TROUBLEMAKERS Donderdag 9 november 20:00 uur
Vertoning van de film Troublemakers, the Story of Land Art van de Amerikaanse documentairemaker James Crump.
Meer informatie over de film
Toegang: € 5,00 (inclusief entree voor de tentoonstelling)

GRATIS RONDLEIDING
Zondag 26 november 15:00 uur
Onze gids Marijke Jansen geeft elke laatste zondag van de maand een rondleiding door de tentoonstelling. Verzamelen bij de entree - aanmelden niet nodig!

GRATIS RONDLEIDING
Zondag 7 januari 15:00 uur
Onze gids Marijke Jansen geeft op de laatste dag van de tentoonstelling een rondleiding. Verzamelen bij de entree - aanmelden niet nodig!