Hanna Stiegeler awarded 1. Bernhard-August-von-Lindenau Förderpreis

On June 2, 2022, the Bernhard-August-von-Lindenau Prize was awarded for the first time by the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg. The prize, endowed with 5,000 euros, was awarded to HGB graduate Hanna Stiegler.

Hanna Stiegeler, born in 1984, studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig and was a master student of Heidi Specker. Previous exhibition projects have taken her to Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Gallery Anca Poterasu in Bucharest, GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde in Leipzig, and last year to Halle 14 in Leipzig's Baumwollspinnerei.

The jury's verdict reads: "With her series 'Content Creation' exhibited at the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg, Hanna Stiegeler breaks a cycle of standardized product photographs. In the separation and processing of the images, she opens a 'darkroom of desire'.
The artist deals with consumption, advertising and fashion from a feminist perspective and traces psychological depths in her works and series.

In 2020, the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg launched the Bernhard August von Lindenau Promotional Prize, an award intended to honor the best young artists in the European Metropolitan Region of Central Germany every two years. The sponsorship award is aimed at graduates of the Dresden University of Fine Arts, the Burg Giebichenstein Academy of Fine Arts Halle, the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts and the Bauhaus University Weimar.

The group exhibition on the occasion of the award ceremony focuses on contemporary art: six young artists present themselves in the Prinzenpalais of the Residenzschloss Altenburg. The group exhibition shows works by Etienne Dietzel, Simon Elias Meier, Tina Rank, Carolin Richter, Florian Schurz and Hanna Stiegeler. The exhibition had to be postponed several times due to the Corona pandemic and can be seen in the Prinzenpalais of the Residenzschloss Altenburg.

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