New installation

Kim Habers
New installation

New Kim Habers’ installation with porcelain and light

Kim Habers’ new work, inspired by the ecological disaster in the Amazon region, can be seen from February 2021 in the Princessehof in Leeuwarden.

Visitors can view an exhibition of works by Kim Habers (Ommen, 1979) in the Princessehof from 13 February to 5 September 2021. Habers usually works with paper, but is developing a new installation with porcelain and light for her solo exhibition in the National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden. The work, made in the European Ceramic Work Centre (Sundaymorning@ekwc), revolves around the complex ecological abuses in Brazil.

Habers’ installation in the Princessehof is inspired by events in the Amazon region. The catastrophic forest fires, large-scale industrial deforestation and the exhaustive mining of raw materials are having an enormous ecological impact on Brazil. The culture and even the existence of the indigenous population are also endangered. The blackened porcelain in Habers’ installation combined with flickering light represents the burning Amazon. Habers hopes that the overwhelming size and intricacy of the work will give viewers food for thought. 

Kim Habers-Ceramic Drawing (detail3) 2018, porcelain and underglaze, 40 x 30 x 6 cm, private collection

Abstract sculptures
Whereas from a distance they look like abstract sculptures, up close Kim Habers’ spatial works reveal numerous minute details. ‘The work is fragile and challenging and arouses curiosity,’ says Tanya Rumpff, curator at the Princessehof. Habers obtained her Bachelor’s in Fine Art at ArtEZ, Zwolle, in 2007, and her Master’s in Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, in 2009. In 2008 she received the ‘Aanzet’ incentive prize from the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. Other awards and scholarships followed, such as grants from the Mondriaan Fund in 2010 and 2013, and a scholarship from the Post-Academic Institutions - Sundaymorning@EKWC - Mondriaan Fund in 2015. In 2018 she won the Dooyewaard Foundation’s Gerrit van Houten Atelier prize.

European Ceramic Work Centre
Sundaymorning@ekwc is an international artist-in-residence programme and a centre-of-excellence for ceramics.  To stimulate the development of ceramics in the visual arts, design and architecture, every year about 60 artists spend three months at the EKWC experimenting with ceramics. In its search for new perspectives and techniques in ceramics, each year the Princessehof invites two artists to present the results of their residency at the EKWC.

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