Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2019
Kunststiftung Rainer Wild

Opening and awards ceremony: Friday, 22 November 2019, 7 PM
Welcome speech and award ceremony: Luisa Heese, Annika Kouris
Introduction: Benedikt Seerieder

In his media installation, Lukas Rehm examines a gesture that he declares a sign of an emotionalized present: Gamers throw their controller into the screen  to act out frustrations. The display breaks, the game is over.

In society and politics, too, feelings of frustration and powerlessness are often encountered affectively. Instead of the calm striving for compromise and consensus, aggressive, destructive gestures are used, which only supposedly create new agency. In the exhibition, Lukas Rehm arranges damaged screens into an audiovisual composition that discusses the connection between powerlessness and emotion.


In 2015, the Heidelberger Kunststiftung Rainer Wild established a prize for young art in cooperation with the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and is awarded annually. It promotes outstanding achievements in the fields of painting, sculpture, video and photographic art. The prize is awarded alternately to students and graduates of one of the surrounding art colleges and art academies.
In 2019, students in the final phase of their studies and graduates (from 2018 and 2019) of the HfG Karlsruhe were invited to submit their designs for a work proposal, which will be realized within the framework of an exhibition in the studio room 45cbm of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

This year’s prizewinner Lukas Rehm was selected by a jury consisting of representatives from museums, galleries, universities and cultural policy:

Hendrik Bündge (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden)
Heinrich Dietz (Kunstverein Freiburg)
Sascha Fronczek (Graphic Designer, Karlsruhe)
Christina Lehnert (Kunsthalle Portikus, Frankfurt)
Imke Kannegießer (Kunstverein Reutlingen)
Dietrich Roeschmann (art-line magazine, Freiburg)

Previous prizewinners:
2018 Hanna-Maria Hammari, HfBK Städelschule Frankfurt
2017 Eva Gentner with Adrian Nagel, State AdBK Karlsruhe
2016 Stepanie Neuhaus, State AdBK Stuttgart
2015 Lotte Meret Effinger, HfG Karlsruhe