Peter und Luise Hager-Award at the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HBKsaar)

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The exhibition opening and award ceremony of the Peter und Luise Hager-Award 2021 on the theme of "Knowledge" was streamed live from the Gallery of the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design on 12th April, 2021. The video will be available shortly.

The exhibition in the Gallery of the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design with artworks from Marius Buck, Miriam Dockendorf, Julia Gerhards, Seokjin Hong, Jihoon Jung, Hwakyeong Kim, Kyungju Kim, Polina Trishkina and Felicitas Zenke was open to visitors for two weeks thereafter.

Since 2012, the Peter und Luise Hager Foundation, together with the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HBKsaar), has been awarding prizes to outstanding students of the HBKsaar for their artistic and design projects and developments. 

The task of the current competition was the artistic and creative examination of the topic "knowledge". The media with which the topic could be presented or dealt with were freely chosen by the students. The competition entries were correspondingly diverse, reflecting, for example, the examination of knowledge in digital space, emotional truths or technical-scientific aspects of knowledge.

From all the submissions, a jury selected ten positions that can now be seen in an exhibition in the HBKsaar gallery. The three best works were awarded with 1,000 euros each. All other participants in the exhibition received an allowance of 500 euros each.

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, rector of the HBKsaar, and Joas Strecker, former AStA chairman, in July 2020 (from left to right).
Photo: Ingeborg Knigge / HBKsaar

The Award winners of the Peter und Luise Hager Award 2020/2021

The prizes were awarded by Prof Dr Winzen and Susanne Trockle as follows:

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)

In addition to the art works of the three prizewinners, the entries of seven other students will be exhibited: Miriam Dockendorf, Julia Gerhards, Jihoon Jung, Hwakyeong Kim, Kyungju Kim and Felicitas Zenke.
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1. Prize: Polina Trishkina, "Salz der Erde"
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2. Prize: Seokjin Hong, "Drin"
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3. Prize: Marius Buck, "DaVinciPowerHammer"

Review: Award Ceremony 2019/2020

On January 31st, 2020, the Peter und Luise Hager-Award 2020 was presented at the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HBKsaar) in Saarbrücken. For the nineth time, the Peter und Luise Hager Foundation and the HBKsaar are honoring students' art works that have a high artistic and creative focus on the sensual experience and communication of technical, social and cultural processes. The topic of this year's competition was: faith (German: Glaube).

From all submissions, a jury selected eleven art works to be shown at the exhibition in the gallery of the HBKsaar. Out of these eleven participants, the jury selected three winners, who were announced at the opening of the exhibition. 

On the part of the Peter und Luise Hager Foundation, the jury included Susanne Trockle (Management Board) and Gabriela Gross (Foundation Board). Prof. Mark Braun, Prof. Ivica Maksimovic, Prof. Andreas Oldörp and Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Winzen were chosen to represent the HBksaar. Further members were Dr. Sebastian Baden (Art Gallery Mannheim) and Dr. med. Andrea Weber (Saarländische Galerie, Berlin).

The prizes were awarded by Susanne Trockle and Gabriela Gross and are as follows:

1. Prize: 5,000 euros - Tim Jungmann "Glück"
2. Prize: 3,000 euros - Kollektiv Maria Pauer "Aktion 1: Minus 18 Meter"
3. Prize: 2,000 euros - Johanna Schlegel "whiteout"

In addition to the art works of the three prizewinners, the entries of eight other students will be exhibited: Julia Gerhards, Léo Himburg, Tanja Huberti, Mario Maurer, Jonathan Maus, Anica Seidel, Antonia Stakenkötter and Luise Talbot.