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|Reiner Ruthenbeck recipient of Wilhelm Lehmbruck Award 2006|
First established 1966, every five years the City of Duisburg presents Europe’s most distinguished sculpture award. The bestowal of the award (which includes prize money of EUR 10,000.00) will follow a solo exhibition in the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum. As Museum Director Prof. Christoph Brockhaus announced, the international jury decided the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Award 2006 should go to Reiner Ruthenbeck. The Düsseldorf-based artist, born in 1937, succeeds such familiar names as Chillida, Kricke, Tinguely, Oldenburg, Beuys, Serra, Long and Paik.|
Between 1962 and 1968 Ruthenbeck studied under Joseph Beuys, and as of 1980 has been a professor at Münster Art Academy greatly esteemed by students, and the award thus pays tribute to Reiner Ruthenbeck’s profound, precise, sensitive and peace-instilling sculptural oeuvre as a significant contribution to the international development of object art. The artist creates conceptual, geometric objects and installations characterized by their pared-down, abstract quality, and related to their setting. In his work, Reiner Ruthenbeck successfully translates formal and material contrasts into vacillating, extremely tense states of equilibrium, transcending the former in the process.
The official bestowal of the award to Reiner Ruthenbeck will take place at 3.00 PM on Saturday January 28, 2006 in the Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum – Center of International Sculpture in Duisburg. The laudatio will be read by Professor Manfred Schneckenburger.