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Engelen / Angels by Moniek Toebosch (1994). Photo Jordi Huisman, courtesy Land Art Flevoland
11 July 2024 

Flevolab Tour X Land Art Lives

Tour on temporary forms of land art, in cooperation with FlevoLab

A special tour of Flevoland on the future of land art in the province with several visits near Lelystad.
Date: Thursday 11th July, 2024
Time: 12.00 - 17.00 hrs
Starting point: Almere and Lelystad
Language: Dutch

This Flevolab Tour is a cooperation between Land Art Lives and Flevolab

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Future

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, in collaboration with Flevolab, we will host a special tour of Flevoland focused on the future of land art in the region.

In this tour we look at the possibilities of integrating other, for example temporary forms of land art in Flevoland. By bus we will travel along a number of special places around Lelystad, locations where a special artistic intervention has been made and places that might ask for an intervention from art. What contribution can art make to this environment? We will take the bus over the Houtribdijk to the well-known audio land art work Angels/Engelen by Moniek Toebosch. We stop at ghost station Lelystad Zuid, where Elias Tieleman talks about his earlier work there and what makes this place so attractive for an artistic intervention. At Lelystad Airport, Frank Havermans talks about his project Secret Operation which he designed for Soesterberg Air Base. What kind of place could this be if we approach the location artistically?

New creators

Many contemporary artists explore the landscape and man's relationship to his natural environment and create artworks or art projects centered on the landscape. The impulse of land art emerged in the 1970s among artists on many continents to create artworks outside the walls of museums and galleries, directly in the landscape. Alongside extensive land art works, also known as earthworks, there were artists who created more temporary interventions in the landscape, such as body art and performances by Ana Mendieta, as well as Agnes Denes' work Wheat Field (1982).

Policy

At present, there is limited attention and opportunity within the cultural policies of municipalities and provinces for the creation of new (monumental) works of art in public spaces. This is unfortunate—but perhaps also an opportunity. During the tour, we will collaborate with stakeholders from the Flevoland cultural field, including institutions, policy officers, and artists, to explore leads and opportunities for future forms of land art in the region.

The tour concludes with the festive opening of De Baan – Oefening in Optimisme, an exhibition by the artist Sachi Miyachi in Kunstmuseum M. in Almere.