Land Art

You really need to come and see this. Visit our land art artworks with an organised tour. Or discover them under your own steam. Get in your car or on your bike and head outdoors. Nowhere else in the world will you find so much land art collected together as here in Flevoland. In places where you would least expect it, wham! Suddenly it’s right there, in front of you occupying the middle of the landscape. 

Exposure - Anthony Gormley

Exposure is an almost 26 metres high statue sited on a breakwater dam at Lelystad’s coast. It has been created from 1800 metal rods by the British artist Antony Gormley. The crouching man looks out over the Markermeer lake, taking in the wide, expansive view of the landscape.
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PIER+HORIZON - Paul de Kort

A six kilometres long breakwater dam once stood here. Paul de Kort restored a small part of the structure to act as the central axis for his artwork. Strips of peat land planted with cane (kraggen) float around this pivotal core. The strips all point in the same direction as directed by the strong winds and tides and as such act as sort of weather vanes. The poles are set out in a hexagonal grid, reflecting Noordoostpolder’s spatial layout.
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Aardzee - Piet Slegers

Aardzee (Earth Sea) is one of the largest artworks in the Netherlands. It extends to five hectares, similar in scale to the surrounding agricultural plots. Paths of blue-grey shells referencing air and water pass between the rolling slopes, which move across the landscape like chasing waves. The artwork forms a sort of solidified movement of the seabed between the flat fields. The reflective mirror of the water section is the only horizontal surface between the slopes. The piece was created by Piet Slegers.
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The Green Cathedral - Marinus Boezem

This ‘Gothic’ cathedral has no stone vaults, no stained glass windows or corridors, but rather is entirely created by formal groupings of poplars. The artist Marinus Boezem planted the trees following the plan set out for the Notre-Dame cathedral in Reims. Concrete paths between the trees reflect the joists of the cross vaults. Circles of shells around the trees recall the sea that once submerged these lands 50 years ago.
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Polderland Garden of Love and Fire - Daniel Libeskind

Five crossing lines in the form of a strange script character form the Polderland Garden of Love and Fire artwork. The lines thread together people from other places and eras. The three canals symbolise the imaginary connection between three cities: Salamanca, the city where Juan de la Cruz studied, Berlin, where Libeskind lived and worked at that time, and Almere, the artwork’s location.
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Sea Level - Richard Serra

Sea Level’s two concrete walls are each two hundred metres long and offset to the line of the adjacent canal. At either outer limit, the walls almost seamlessly merge with the landscape, whilst in the middle, at the deepest point in the park, they rise to a few metres high. Sea Level serves up physical meaning to the understanding of water levels: remove the dykes and the water would lap the top of the walls. 
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Observatorium - Richard Morris

This artwork refers to (prehistoric) sites from where the sun and planets were observed. Observatory consists of two circles, which have V-shapes cut into them through which you can ponder the polder landscape. Through the central steel visor the visitor can observe the sun rising at the beginning of spring and autumn, when day and night are of equal length. The stone widgets mark the sunrise on 21 June and 21 December. 
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Riff, PD#18245 by Bob Gramsma

The design of Riff, PD#18245 refers to 100 years of the Zuiderzee Act and the drainage of the polder. Gramsma used an excavated space in the Zuiderzee soil as a temporary mould for his artwork. The result forms a new viewpoint to overlook the polder landscape from and, like some unearthed archaeological find, references both contemporary times and the past: the development of the land and the continuous change of the manmade landscape.
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Deltawerk// - Ronald Rietveld and Erick de Lyon

Deltawerk// is a remarkable, not to mention colossal artwork. The piece is located in the Waterloopbos woods in Marknesse. Artists Ronald Rietveld and Erick de Lyon were invited to turn the Delta Flume, an enormous basin for testing how the (then) proposed Delta Works would react to specific natural forces, into an enormous piece of land art.
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