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Every two years, the Lions Club Bruchsal Schloss endows the Giovanni Francesco Marchini Prize, which is awarded to excellent graduates of the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. The prize consists of a working scholarship and a solo exhibition at the art association "Das Damianstor" Bruchsal. A unique feature of the award is that it is linked to an art project with pupils of the Pestalozzischule in Bruchsal, which the scholarship holders then develop themselves and realise with the children and young people.

The jury, made up of representatives of the Lions Club Bruchsal Schloss, the Bruchsal Art Association and a representative of the Bruchsal Pestalozzischule, has now awarded the Giovanni Francesco Marchini Prize 2022 to the HfG graduates Oliver-Selim Boualam and Lukas Marstaller. The prize is named after the Baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Marchini, who created the frescoes in the Court Church, which were destroyed in the Second World War, as well as the façade painting on the garden side of Bruchsal Castle.

With their interdisciplinary diploma thesis Summhaus, Oliver-Selim Boualam and Lukas Marstaller were able to convince the jury immediately and already showed during the jury session how much (participatory) potential there is in their project.
The Summhaus understood and understands itself as a localised invitation to collective humming and relaxation. In the form of a two-week installation consisting of participatory humming objects, a participatory publication and a humming programme, the Summhaus encouraged people to (re)discover their own humming. These vibrating research instruments transformed the former canteen of the State Office for Geoinformation and Land Development (LGL) Karlsruhe into a multi-sensory experimental field during the summer.

The official award ceremony will take place on 24 July at 11 a.m. in the Chamber Music Hall of Bruchsal Castle. The exhibition at the art association "Das Damianstor" Bruchsal will follow in summer 2022. Further information can be found here:

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