Piet Slegers's Aardzee in 1982, photo Het Flevolands Archief, Rijksdienst voor de IJsselmeerpolders, Potuyt

Book Land Art Live. The Flevoland Collection

The collection book on Land Art in Flevoland

Flevoland has a unique collection of Land Art, including De Groene Kathedraal by Marinus Boezem, Observatorium by Robert Morris and Riff, PD#18245 by Bob Gramsma.

These Land Art works once stood in the empty polder, but are now part of a dynamic landscape transformation. Views on art and its social significance have also changed in the five decades this book covers. This raises questions about the preservation of the works and of the collection as a whole.

Land Art Live | The Flevoland Collection sheds light on the Land Art in Flevoland. A younger generation of artists was asked to use performances to connect with the original meaning of the Land Art works. In addition, experts in the field of visual art, heritage and landscape provide ideas with which the future of this exceptional collection and the landscape can be shaped.

Land Art Live can also be used as a guide when visiting this extraordinary open-air museum.


- Descriptions of the ten works of land art
- Descriptions of the seven performances at the sites of the land art (Land Art Live)
- Detailed black and white photographs by Johannes Schwarz
- Historical photos and archive material of the land art
- Interview with Floris Alkemade - architect and Dutch Govenment Architect
- Interview with Hester Dibbits - extraordinary professor of Historical Culture and Education at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, and head of the Cultural Heritage research group of the Amsterdam University of the Arts’ Reinwardt Academy.
- Interview with Dees Linders - art historian and researcher specialising in art and the public space, and artistic director of Sculpture International Rotterdam
- Interview with Anja Novak - lecturer Modern and Contemporary Art and Theory at the University of Amsterdam and at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK, Royal Academy of Art) in The Hague
- Interview with Britta Peters and Marijke Lukowicz - director and curator of Urbane Künste Ruhr and both closely involved in the "Eschmerkunstweg", the sculpture route along the river Emscher.


ISBN 978-94-6208-588-6 | December 2020 | nai010 publishers | Mariska van den Berg en Martine van Kampen e.a. | design: Team Thursday | photography: Johannes Schwartz a.o. | English | paperback | 20 x 28 cm | 208 pages | illustrated (150 color and b/w) | with support from: Mondriaan Fonds, Provincie Flevoland, BPD Cultuurfonds, Stichting Vrienden van Museum De Paviljoens

Recensies en artikelen

Lucie Th Vermij in Museumkijker: 'Nederland Europese koploper Land Art: Groene Kathedraal en meer in Flevoland'

Robert Muis in Architectenweb: 'Boek: Land Art Live, over de bijzondere Flevoland-collectie'

Chris Reinewald in De Leesclub van Alles (verkorte versie in Museumtijdschrift): 'Recensie: Land Art Live: Openbare Flevolandse kunst'