Loth Sculpture Area Prize – Sponsored by the L-Bank

Loth Sculpture Area Prize 2020
Loth Sculpture Area Prize 2020

Friday, 14 February 2020, 5:00 p.m., ARTIMA art Forum in the dm-arena

The Loth Sculpture Area Prize – Sponsored by 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 2019: Jörg Bach
Prize Winner 2019: Jörg Bach

Wilhelm Loth

The Loth Sculpture Area 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 2020

  • Dr. Pia Dornacher, director of Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt / Opf,
  • Alexander Heil , executor of Wilhelm Loth’s estate, Karlsruhe
  • Johan Holten, director of Kuntshalle Mannheim
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Weibel, director of ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe