Stately, conservative, reckless and fragile – each with a coat of arms of a Frisian city on the kuras. The porcelain installation Armor is like the Frisian tradition, which protects the people and at the same time makes them vulnerable. Tradition protects but is also the Achilles’ heel of society, just as porcelain lasts for a thousand years or is smashed with grit.
On 30th of September Hans van Houwelingen got featured on the German tv program: Hessenschau. In this video you can see how the Armor is assembled in Kassel (19:18 minutes in the video). Do you want to see the artist in action putting the Armor together? Check out the video: https://www.hessenschau.de/tv-sendung/coronakrise-bendet-arbeitsmarkt-boomt–hessenschau-vom-30092021,video-160138.html