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The preview of the large-scale collective exhibition took place on the evening of Friday, 19 November at Pingusson-Bau in Saarbrücken. Ah this event, the winner of the €10,000 prize was announced and the exhibitions being put on at the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken and the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus – which will be running until 9 January – were opened to the public. This year, the Robert Schuman prize ceremony is being hosted by Saarbrücken, the capital of Saarland.
Before the event, a panel of experts, comprising eight representatives from the arts and culture scene, selected which of the 16 artists from Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken or Trier would receive the prestigious Art Prize: Metz was represented by Chiara Parisi, Director of Centre Pompidou-Metz and Nathalie Filser, Head of the Ecole Supérieure d’Art art school in Lorraine. Representing Luxembourg were Michèle Walerich, Head of the Photography Department at the Centre national de l'audiovisuel (national audiovisual centre or CNA), and Clément Minighetti, Chief Curator at Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art). Trier sent art historian, curator and professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Dr Dieter Marcos, and Alexandra Orth, M.A., Research Assistant at the City Museum Simeonstift in Trier. Saarbrücken chose Dr Bernd Mohnhaupt, art historian and lecturer at Saarland University, and Leo Scheidt, artist, curator and first president of the Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein as members of the jury.
Every two years, the Robert Schuman Art Prize affords a glimpse of the current art scene in the towns making up the QuattroPole crossborder city network (Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier) and puts the spotlight on the Greater Region's emerging artists. Four curators each nominate four artists for their town. The Art Prize is dedicated to the work of politician Robert Schuman, one of Europe's founding fathers. The exhibition seeks to stimulate intense dialogue between different representatives of the contemporary art world, and to promote and highlight art from the Greater Region.