Peter und Luise Hager-Prize

The Foundation and the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design award prizes to outstanding students

Joint-working with the Saar Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HBKsaar) in Saarbrücken entered its ninth year in 2019/2020. This year's theme is "faith" (German: Glaube).

Impressed by the creativity displayed by students and the co-operation displayed by their professors, we have the pleasure of supporting several students every year in their chosen fields of creativity. It is obvious that the prizes awarded are improving the artistic development of students over the long term. Yet not only the winners benefit from this commitment by the Foundation, all participants, including faculty staff, rise to meet a creative challenge each year which also contributes towards the reputation enjoyed by Saarbrücken as a university location.

Award ceremony 2019/2020

On January 31st, 2020, the Peter und Luise Hager-Prize 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.

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1. Prize: 5,000 euros - Tim Jungmann
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2. Prize: 3,000 euros - The collective "Maria Pauer" (Karen Fritz, Esther Momper, Sarah Niecke and Johanna Schlegel)
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3. Prize: 2,000 euros - Johanna Schlegel