In 2015 the poaching of rhinoceroses rose dramatically, considered as the bloodiest year on record since 2007. The poachers are looking for the horn of the animals, which in many countries is seen as miracle cure against cancer, epilepsy and stroke – even if this is not supported by the facts.
ab medica supports the Nkonka Private Game Reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal to save the endangered rhinoceroses and to create awareness of the desperate situation of the animals. Despite all the efforts to protect them, these wonderful beings are threatened with extinction.
More people can get more done. Support our project for a future with rhinoceroses. On the project home page and Facebook you will find out more about the current situation and the initiatives.
Who would receive the next prize was already decided upon during this year’s tour. Morgain Schäfer, born in 1986, is the second recipient of the award ceremony and was able to sway the jury with conceptual photography. Her final presentation is entitled „West-wschód“.
We would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to the winner and thank the jury for their impressive commitment.
The exhibition in the Kunstpalast Museum will be presented alongside the Kunstakademie (art academy) tour in February 2018. For further information, please refer to the press release or visit the museum’s website.
Art and culture play a central role in the development of a society. They are the link between citizens, society, and the country. They educate, inspire and provide important stimuli and ideas to critically question the world’s societal developments. Finally, art and culture are important impulses for the fruitful development of an economy with freedom and responsibility.
In 2016, we were able to win over the Kunstpalast Museum and the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf to create the „Ehrenhof Artist Prize”. The prize is awarded to graduates from the Kunstakademie who present their final artwork for the annual round-trip.
The first Ehrenhof Artist Prize has been awarded to art student Ulrike Schulze, for her „Hide and Seek“ work of art.
Prizewinner Morgaine Schaefer
Photography: Daniela Steinfeld