The “Prize for Visual Arts” is awarded to Andreas Gursky
The Düsseldorf Jonges have honored the photographer Andreas Gursky with the “Prize for Fine Arts”. In his acceptance speech, the honoree voiced criticism towards a design for the planned German Photo Institute.
The “Prize for Fine Art” is awarded by the Jonges every two years. Among the honorees are Tony Cragg and Jacques Tilly. In 2019, the painter Meral Alma was the first woman to receive the award from the Heimatverein, which specially transformed the “Prize for Fine Artists” (male) into a “Prize for Fine Arts” for this occasion.