Press release

The ART PRIZE GERMANY 2023/24 goes to Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

Sonja Keppler with the sculpture “Widerstandhelm IV”, Rika Pütthoff-Glinka with the digital art work “Lebensfreude” and Frank Schult with the painting “Kopflos durch die Zeit” made it. The artists living in Pforzheim, Dortmund and Celle have prevailed from over 220 applicants from 22 countries and can now call themselves winners of the 2023/24 Germany Art Prize. The award ceremony took place on April 6th at the STEIGENBERGER Parkhotel Braunschweig.

In front of approx. 100 artists and guests, the speaker of the expert jury, Prof. em. Erich Kruse (HBK Braunschweig), the decisions of the five-person jury of experts from various federal states in detail. The three art prizes in the above categories, which were endowed with gold awards, were handed over by Prof. em. Erich Kruse, Dr. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate and Franz-Friedrich von Preußen.

“Art powers future” is the slogan of this supra-regional art prize. The Frankfurt bestselling author Dr. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, grand-nephew of the last Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, gave a speech.

A speech on the topic “Art as a catalyst for communication” was given by Dr. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, best-selling author – and great-nephew of the last Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.

Quote: “There is an exchange across borders, without diplomacy, without economic interests, just through curiosity about a common intellectual world. The work of art is an open letter, an impetus for the exchange of ideas.”

The chairman of the Hannover Artists’ Association, Constantin Barzantny, acted as moderator of the art award ceremony. He emphasized: “Art is more than decoration. It is communication.” This art prize financially supports applicants up to the age of 35 – and waives the processing fee for two submitted works.

Goslar, April 16, 2024


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