Art Prizes

Supporting and Discussing Contemporary Fine Art

 
 

Foundation

to promote

culture and the arts

In 1965, on the 85th birthday of their honorary citizen Hans Purrmann, the city of Speyer inaugurated the “Hans-Purrmann-Award of the City of Speyer for the Fine Arts” (Advancement Award). This award is currently endowed with 6.000 Euro and was joined 2012 by the “Grand Hans-Purrmann-Award of the City of Speyer” , endowed with 20.000 Euro.

Since 2017 both prizes are donated by the Hans Purrmann Foundation. The compilation and organization of the jury for the “Grand Hans-Purrmann-Award of the City of Speyer” are responsibilities of the Foundation as well.

The conception of the awards is based on the self-image and the life dynamics of their name patron: passionate drive, high willingness to take risks, courage to experiment, openness, clarity, and strength of colour and form. All of those are outstanding characteristics, which shall be translated into present-day artworks of any media and genre.

2017

Winner: Sabrina Fritsch

Winner Advancement Award: Catherine Biocca, Steffen Kern

Jury Chair: Dr. Klaus Heinrich Kohrs, Jury: Prof. Christian Jankowski/ Prof. Karin Kneffel/Prof. Martin Liebscher/Prof. Marcel Odenbach/Dr. Reinhard Spieler/Prof. Ben Willikens

2015

Winner: Loretta Fahrenholz

Winner Advancement Award: Lukas Glinkowski

Jury Chair: Dr. Klaus Heinrich Kohrs, Jury: Prof. Christian Jankowski/ Prof. Karin Kneffel/Prof. Martin Liebscher/Prof. Marcel Odenbach/Dr. Reinhard Spieler/Prof. Ben Willikens

2012

Winner: Dani Gal

Winner Advancement Award: Nisrek Varhonja

Jury Chair: Dr. Klaus Heinrich Kohrs, Jury: Prof. Stephan Balkenhol/Prof. Karin Kneffel/Prof. Martin Liebscher/Prof. Marcel Odenbach/Dr. Reinhard Spieler

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