Exhibition dates: 30.08.2013 - 07.10.2013
Venue: Sheung Wan Station
Exhibition dates: 10.10.2013 to 04.11.2013
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Station
Co-organised with: Ebs
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Entitled "Love Dutch Art by Ebs - Roots & Routes, the Wandering Shoe", the exhibition features over 30 colourfully hand painted and decorated klompen. The featured themes are diverse, ranging from art shoes dedicated to Hong Kong and the Netherlands, to shoes dedicated to love, to cows, to Christmas and more. The artist makes use of a wide variety of materials in her work and the shoes are given their glossy and shiny appearance through the application of multiple layers of lacquer.
Flying in from Germany specifically for this project, Ebs explains that her inspiration to turn plain objects into extraordinary pieces comes from Dutch culture. "The klompen symbolise the roots of people in the Netherlands. Just as every persons' life is unique, so are these shoes. They are little reminders to respect our roots and cherish them. After all, this is who we are and where we are coming from. I am excited to share a bit of Dutch culture with the wonderful people of Hong Kong." she said.
To be showing her artwork in Hong Kong holds special meaning for Ebs as she was actually living here at the time she was working hard to finish her collection. "I always used to pass MTR art exhibitions and admire the artists' work. I think what MTR does for local artists is absolutely amazing and I was always hoping to be part of the MTR art family one day."
"MTR is an integral part of the life of our city. Through our art programmes, we have a great opportunity to make the journeys of the millions of people who pass through our stations every day more interesting and pleasurable," said Mr Jay Walder, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation.