24 November 2016 - prolonged till 30 April 2017

marinus boezem

Marinus Boezem (b. 1934) put conceptual art on the Dutch map with lucid clarity and plenty of humour. Like a travelling salesman with a suitcase full of ideas, in the 1960s he toured museums and art institutions to hawk his work. In the Oude Kerk Boezem has created a vertical labyrinth in which you disappear and reappear. The crux of this exhibition is Boezem’s new work: a lift transports you to the top of the church up to the highest church window – like a deus ex machina. From a dizzying height you can view the monumental space from a whole new perspective. Look closely, and catch a glimpse of the personal message that the artist has left somewhere up on high.


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Oude Kerk wants to connect the past with the present, with contemporary art and music in the oldest building of Amsterdam.

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visitor information

opening times

Monday till Saturday 10:00h – 18:00h
(ticket desk closes at 17:45h)

Sunday 13:00h – 17:30h
(ticket desk closes at 17:15h)

24 December 10:00h – 15.00h
31 December 10:00h – 16:00h

Closed on April 27 (King’s Day)

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