Krijn Giezen

15/06/2019 > 13/10/2019

Krijn Giezen

Images for this exhibition

  • Krijn Giezen, Gutting and Filleting Smoked Sprat, 1976, paper, photographic paper, chalk, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Krijn Giezen (1939-2011) explored the relationship between humans and nature in Fluxus-like interventions, recipes, assemblages, tapestries and objects. In 1978 he represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale, where he stood in a hut handing out herring he had caught and smoked himself. Perhaps his best-known work, Look Out Attention, is in the Kröller-Müller Museum’s sculpture park. Anyone who climbs this impressive 300-step staircase ends up above the trees of the surrounding Veluwe national park. With his progressive ideas about recycling and traditional skills, Giezen was a pioneer of Dutch land art and conceptual art. The exhibition will highlight the topicality of Geizen’s versatile body of work, in combination with the work of ‘kindred-spirit’ contemporary artists.