Loth Sculpture Prize of art KARLSRUHE

The Loth Sculpture Prize of the L-Bank was awarded for the first time at art KARLSRUHE in 2018. Its winner was the most outstanding presentation among the twenty Sculpture Areas.

A jury of experts confers the award, which is endowed with 20,000 euros in prize money. The Sculpture Areas, which can be seen each year in the four halls at the fair, number among the unmistakable special features of this art fair in south-western Germany. The prize honours not only the sculptor, but also the gallery owner who shoulders the great efforts necessary to provide a staging at the fair for artworks that are often in large formats and not seldom extremely heavy.

Prize Winner 2018: Joana Vasconcelos

Prize Winner: Joana Vasconcelos

Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg

The Sculpture Prize is named after the artist Wilhelm Loth (1920-1993). Loth accepted an invitation in 1958 to teach a sculpture class at the art academy in Karlsruhe, where he served as a professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1986. Sculptures were always the focus of Wilhelm Loth’s artistic creativity. He utilized bronze, nickel silver and aluminium as materials. The depiction of the female body is the central artistic aspect about which his oeuvre revolved.

The Expert Jury

The expert jury consists of: Dr. Söke Dinkla, director of the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum; Dr. Pia Dornacher, director of Museum Lothar Fischer; Alexander Heil, executor of Wilhelm Loth’s estate; and Dr. Ulrike Lorenz, director of Kunsthalle Mannheim [Mannheim Museum of Art].

This website uses cookies to ensure our visitors get the best user experience. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used.
Additional information and the option to revoke your acceptance can be found on our Legal notice page
I agree | close notification