Hans-and-Lea-Grundig Prize 2017 awarded
Commemorating the life and work of Hans Grundig (1901–1958) and Lea Grundig (1906–1977), the anti-fascist artists from Dresden, the third Hans-and-Lea-Grundig-Prize 2017 has been awarded in the three categories Visual Arts, Art History, and Art Education. Afraa Batous’ (Nuremberg) movie Skin (2015) and Heike Ruschmeyer’s (Berlin) oeuvre have been honored in the category Visual Arts. In the category Art History, Dr. Rachel Stern’s (New York City) exhibition and publication project on the expressionist painter Fritz Ascher (2016) was awarded, while the price in the category Art Education was dedicated to the exhibition The Better Half. Jewish Female Artists until 1938 (2016) by Dr. Sabine Fellner and Mag. Andrea Winklbauer, both from the Jewish Museum Vienna. The event took place on Dec. 8, 2017 in the Hermann-Glöckner-Saal of the Albertinum Dresden as a collaboration of the Hans-and-Lea-Grundig-Foundation and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. During the award ceremony, the painting Hunger und Liebe (Hunger and Love) of 1922 by the German-Swedish painter Eric Johansson was presented to the public. Thanks to the support of the Max-Linger-Foundation and of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, the painting is now in the permanent possession of the Gallery New Masters in Dresden.