Land Art Flevoland is a small organisation that is dedicated to bringing the monumental landscape artworks in Flevoland to the attention of a broad public. This is done through the organisation of bus tours, self-initiated activities such as the Land Art Weekend and Land Art Live, the publication of a book that is distributed internationally, as well as cooperation with organisations and people - within Flevoland and beyond - who are sustainably involved in landscape art.
In addition to our public function, we are also focusing on strengthening the preservation of the collection by establishing partnerships between the owners of the artworks: five Flevoland municipalities and three nature organisations. To this end, we drew up a master plan in 2019, in which the restoration of the older artworks is coupled with improved public facilities for the entire collection. In cooperation with the Province of Flevoland and the Cultural Heritage Agency, this plan is currently being elaborated further.
Land Art Flevoland operates as a satellite organisation within the KAF (Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland) structure, and is housed in the beautiful building designed by SANAA Architects on the Weerwater in Almere. Land Art Flevoland is structurally supported by the Province of Flevoland and on a project basis by funds such as the Mondriaan Fund, the VSB Fund, Fonds21 and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Flevoland.
The permanent staff of Land Art Flevoland consists of Martine van Kampen (curator), Tessa Haan (project manager Land Art Weekend and tours) and Sophia Zürcher (communication). Marie-Josée Röselaers recently resigned from her work for the tours but remains involved as a guide. Robbie Schweiger and Lot Meijers work on various projects.
The artworks themselves are owned and managed by various parties: The Flevo-landschap, the municipality of Almere, the municipality of Lelystad, the municipality of Zeewolde, the municipality of Noordoostpolder, the municipality of Dronten, the Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission) and Natuurmonumenten (Nature Monuments). We collaborate with all these parties to coordinate maintenance and activities. On this website, you will find the owners and managers of the individual works of art.
The board of the Land Art Flevoland Foundation consists of Demelza van der Maas (chair), who obtained her doctorate at the VU on the relationship between heritage and identity in Flevoland and who is currently appointed as Collection Manager of the Heineken Collection Foundation; Vincent de Boer (treasurer), adviser art and public space at Stroom Den Haag and in this capacity responsible for the Land Art work by James Turrell in Kijkduin; and Yttje Feddes (secretary), landscape architect, former Governmental Advisor on Landscape and involved with her firm Feddes Olthof Landscape Architects in such projects as the Oostvaardersplassen in Flevoland. They dedicate themselves to Land Art Flevoland on a voluntary basis.
The ambassadors of the Land Art in Flevoland form a veritable Committee of Recommendation:
- Xavier Hufkens, gallerist
- Jaap Lodders, former Provincial Executive of Flevoland
- Rianne Makkink en Jurgen Bey, designers of Studio Makkink & Bey
- Lisette Pelsers, director of Kröller-Müller Museum
- Britta Peters, artistic director of Urbane Künste Ruhr
- Margriet Schavemaker, former Manager Education, Interpretation & Publications at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
- Eva Vriend, historian and author of 'The New Land'
- Martin Zebracki, Cultural Geographer at the University of Leeds
Land Art Flevoland @ KAF
1315 TA Almere
RSIN number: 856450108