The exhibition Marinus Boezem. All Shows is on display until 14 November at the Kröller-Müller Museum. The Shows (1964-1969) constitute a coherent series of fifteen drawings intended as proposals for installations that can be realized to order in museums or other art institutions. Marinus Boezem (1934) made stencils of the drawings in editions of 50 to 100 copies and provided them with typed instructions. About half of the Shows have previously been fully or partially realized. Now, for the first time, the entire series is realized simultaneously at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Film portrait
On the occasion of the exhibition Marinus Boezem. All Shows, the film Show me Marinus Boezem has been made. This film is a portrait of Marinus Boezem and also documents the realization of the exhibition.

The realization of the Shows has caused the museum staff the necessary headaches. In consultation with Boezem, they developed the fifteen sketches into ingenious installations: a sand fountain, a foam room, inflatable objects. One of the Shows consists of a gymnast who performs a giant swing in front of the door to the museum.

While the preparations for the exhibition are in full swing, Marinus Boezem shows his home and studio in Middleburg. A journey through his home is a journey through his life as an artist, which is characterized by an astonishing wealth of ideas.

The film also shows Marinus Boezem as a ‘cathedral builder’. With spectacular images of his Green Cathedral in Flevoland, the cathedral on the Oosterschelde barrier on the former working island Neeltje Jans and the bronze cathedral that Queen Beatrix presented to the Crown Estate Het Loo on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday.

The film is made by director Paul Kramer and cameraman Martijn Tervoort and produced by the Kröller-Müller Museum. It is showing in the museum during the exhibition, on the website and on YouTube.

  Installation view Marinus Boezem. All Shows, photo: G.J. van Rooij / Show XIV, gymnast Lodewijk Waanders prepares for the giant swing