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 fifty or a hundred copies and sent them to his contacts in the art world, or sold them himself by visiting the various institutions with the drawings in a briefcase, like a travelling salesman.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book with the same title, with Marinus Boezem’s original texts for the Shows and an introduction by Frans Jozef Witteveen. The book also contains images of the drawings for the Shows and photographs of the works realized in the Kröller-Müller Museum. A limited part of the edition includes a hand-held fan signed by Marinus Boezem and with the inscription GOD BLESS YOU. The publication will soon be available in the museum shop and can be ordered from the webshop (limited edition signed book with hand-held fan € 49.95, book € 19.95).
On the occasion of the exhibition, filmmaker Paul Kramer and cameraman Martijn Tervoort made the film Show me Marinus Boezem. This film is a portrait of Marinus Boezem and also documents the realization of the exhibition. During the exhibition, the film will be shown in the museum, on the website and on Youtube.
‘Boezem friends’ are present in the rooms to receive the visitors and guide them through the exhibition. They know all about Marinus Boezem and the Shows and always enjoy a thought-provoking question or a good conversation. They are easily identified by their key cord and facemask and, of course, they keep a safe distance.