Hide & Hair
contemporary ceramics acquisitions 2015 - 2021
Due to the extended lockdown we won't be opening the exhibitions on 13 February. We expect to re-open the museum on 3 March 2021.
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden will present an eclectic selection of contemporary acquisitions from 13 February 2021 to 31 October 2021 that includes a ceramic pink wig by Per B. Sundberg (1964, Sweden), the architectonic sculptures of Shahpour Pouyan (1979, Iran) and 3D-printed vases by Olivier van Herpt (1989, The Netherlands). All the works were acquired over the past six years under the watchful eye of Tanya Rumpff, curator of modern and contemporary ceramics. Hide & Hair: contemporary ceramics acquisitions 2015 - 2021 is a testimony to Rumpff’s love of ceramics. She will be leaving Princessehof in the autumn.
For this group exhibition, Tanya Rumpff selected works by Cristian Andersen, Erik Andriesse, Adriana Baarspul, Claude Champy, Tal R, Navid Nuur, Johannes Nagel, Nicholas Pope, Olivier van Herpt, Oscar Santillan, Shahpour Pouyan, Per B Sundberg, Rachel de Joode and Johnny Rolf. Sundberg’s Wig II is the latest addition to a collection of contemporary acquisitions and donations initiated by Rumpff. ‘What I find so special about these works is the unexpected, the unattainable and the mysterious. A ceramist never knows what will come out of the kiln; they’re never really completely in control. And that is precisely what I find fascinating about ceramics. It has something alchemical, as if a magician is at work’, says Rumpff.