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Karin Sander Awarded the 2011 Hans Thoma Prize, the Grand State Prize for Fine Arts

BERNAU IM SCHWARZWALD.- The Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) has bestowed the 2011 Hans Thoma Award, the Grand State Prize for Fine Arts, to the Berlin-based artist Karin Sander. The jury honoured Karin Sander for her outstanding oeuvre of sculptures, installations and spatial interventions. The award ceremony took place on 14 August at the Hans-Thoma-Kunstmuseum in Bernau. The solo exhibition on that occasion runs from 16 August to 18 September, 2011. The Hans Thoma Award, named after the painter Hans Thoma (1839-1924), was founded in 1949 by the State of Baden-Württemberg to pay tribute to new developments in contemporary art. The prize is endowed with 25.000 EUR and awarded every second year to an artist born or living in Baden-Württemberg for an outstanding life’s work and achieving international recognition. The prize is connected with an exhibition and a monographic publication. Previous award winners include Otto Dix, Anselm Kiefer, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Thomas