1st Stimulart Award local champion from AMBERG (DE) - Nov 2020
"Time capsule - a message for the 21st century"
The Mayor of Amberg, Michael Cerny, officially announced the winners on 4th November, and congratulated them for their creativity in connecting their work to the cultural and industrial heritage of the city. Michael Cerny also highlighted the importance of CCI for the city life and economy and reassessed his interest and support in the next phases of the StimulART project. Due to Coronavirus restrictions on public events, the award ceremony needed to be held online rather than as an in person event.
1st Place, Marion Mack, artist, for her project “Homeland/Frozen in Time” (Orig: Heimat/Frozen in Time) The winner is a decorative object made out of glass, salt and iron - all three being defining traits of Amberg’s cultural and industrial heritage. Back in the Middle Ages, iron ore was exported to Bad Reichenhall in Souteast Germany via river ways. On the way back, boats were loaded with salt, which was then traded from Amberg. Later on, Amberg and the region shone with the Philip Rosenthal glassworks, which would also be used in the “Glass Cathedral” by Walter Gropius.
This combination of glass, salt and iron produces unexpected results. The artist Marion Mack explains: “Substances combined with heated glass usually change their shape and color in unexpected ways. Salt transforms in gas and then crystallizes until the glass mass solidifies: Frozen in Time. The iron pins in the glass behave very differently. These float unaffected by the high temperatures in the hot glass mass until they solidify with the glass: Frozen in Time”.
3rd Stimulart Award local champion from AMBERG (DE) - Marc 2022
"The city in your hand".
The AWARD had to be postponed several times because of the Corona pandemic and the resulting school closures. Many schools were interested in this competition, but only a few schools could participate. This was because the focus on homeschooling and distance education was on other issues.
Nevertheless, a total of 12 artworks were submitted by mail.
The Amberg students were challenged to create a 3D object out of recycled material on the theme "The city in your hand". They were to create an object that has a reference to Amberg, is 3-dimensional and fits a hand.
All artworks will be exhibited in the city museum for about 4 weeks after the award ceremony.
The 1st place went to Jessica Gerber. Her artwork about the English Garden in Amberg, shows on one side the beautiful garden of the city. On the other hand, however, it also shows the garbage that many people leave behind in this area.
The 2nd place was awarded to Tim Obendorfer. His artwork shows his favorite place in the city. Behind the city wall of Amberg is a miniature golf course. Tim's favorite spot, "Number 6," is located there. He artistically recreated it.
The 3rd place went to Fabio Engel, he likes all the fountains in Amberg and therefore built his own fountain.