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

For the installation in the Princessehof, Habers was inspired by the Amazon r…

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

For the installation in the Princessehof, Habers was inspired by the Amazon region. With catastrophic forest fires, large-scale industrial deforestation and the exhaustive mining of raw materials, the ecological consequences in Brazil are dire. The indigenous population is also threatened in its culture and existence. The blackened porcelain in Habers' installation in combination with flickering light is a representation of the burning Amazon region. Due to the overwhelming size and complexity of the work, Habers hopes to give the viewer food for thought.

Abstract sculptures
While they look like abstract sculptures from a distance, the three-dimensional works of Kim Habers reveal numerous miniscule details up close. “The work is fragile, challenging and arouses curiosity,” says Tanya Rumpff, curator at the Princessehof. Habers obtained her bachelor Fine Art at ArtEZ, Zwolle in 2007, and her master Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam in 2009. In 2008, she received the incentive prize "Start" from the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. Other prizes and grants followed later, such as a stipend 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 Gerrit van Houten studio prize from the Dooyewaard Foundation.

European Ceramic Work Center
Sundaymorning @ ekwc is an international artist-in-residence and center of excellence for ceramics. Every year, around 60 artists spend three months at the EKWC, where they are given the opportunity to experiment with ceramics. The aim is to stimulate the development of ceramics in the visual arts, design and architecture. In the search for new perspectives and techniques in ceramics, the Ceramics Museum Princessehof invites two artists every year to present the results of their work period at the EKWC.

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