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Peter und Luise Hager-Award at the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HBKsaar)
Each year, the call for entries specifies a theme to be addressed artistically or creatively. The prizes are intended to promote the individual development of the students in the long term. In addition, the awarding of prizes is intended to address a broad public for the aesthetic development potential of the Saar region.
The theme for the winter semester 2021/2022 is "Not Doing" (original German title „Nicht-Tun“).
A jury consisting of three representatives of the Peter und Luise Hager Foundation, three representatives of the HBKsaar and two external experts decide on the award winners. In December 2021, the jury will review and evaluate the submissions.
At the end of the winter semester 2021/2022, the ten best submissions will be shown as part of the tour in the Gallery of HBKsaar. The award ceremony will take place in the context of the opening of the tour on February 11th, 2022.
For further information please visit the website of the HBKsaar.
Review: Award Winners of the Peter und Luise Hager Award 2020/21
1. Prize: 1,000 euros - Polina Trishkina "Salz der Erde" (Sculpture)
2. Prize: 1,000 euros - Seokjin Hong "Drin" (Light installation)
3. Prize: 1,000 euros - Marius Buck "DaVinciPowerHammer" (Installation)
Since many students have lost their part-time jobs due to the crisis, the Foundation adjusted the usual endowment and donated part of the award money to the Corona Emergency Aid Fund of the General Students' Committee (AStA) of the HBKsaar to support students in financial need. Management Board member Susanne Trockle handed over the cheque to Prof. Gabriele Langendorf, former rector of the HBKsaar, and Joas Strecker, former AStA chairman, in July 2020 (from left to right).
In addition to the art works of the three prize winners, the entries of seven other students were exhibited: Miriam Dockendorf, Julia Gerhards, Jihoon Jung, Hwakyeong Kim, Kyungju Kim and Felicitas Zenke.
Review: Award Winners of the Peter und Luise Hager Award 2019/2020
1. Prize: 5,000 euros - Tim Jungmann "Glück" (Wall shelf installation)
2. Prize: 3,000 euros - Kollektiv Maria Pauer "Aktion 1: Minus 18 Meter" (multimedial installation)
3. Prize: 2,000 euros - Johanna Schlegel "whiteout" (video)
In addition to the art works of the three prizewinners, the entries of eight other students were exhibited: Julia Gerhards, Léo Himburg, Tanja Huberti, Mario Maurer, Jonathan Maus, Anica Seidel, Antonia Stakenkötter and Luise Talbot.