The Parkstad Limburg Prize is an art award started in 1996 to bridge the gap between young artists, business, government and the public. Stichting Promotie Limburgse Kunstenaars - the initiator - aims to help talented young Limburg artists in their development.
The following nominees have been selected: Floor Martens, Liza Wolters, Mickey Yang, Mike Moonen, Morena Bamberger, Quinn Zeljak, Vera Gulikers and William Ludwig Lutgens.
Work by the nominated artists will be on display from the award ceremony on October 30, 2022 through Sunday, January 15, 2023 during a joint exhibition at SCHUNCK.
How to fall in love with art and the art of not wasting food (Dutch Edition) shows life-size human figures around a table. It evokes the association with the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples: twelve figures grouped around a table and the thirteenth - Judas - banished to the pillory. But more than that, for Lutgens, it is a reference to Vincent van Gogh's painting The Potato Eaters: a group of people at a table eating a meal of only potatoes. Van Gogh's poor, hard-working peasants are replaced in Lutgens' scene by a more contemporary representation: they are average middle-class office workers. The puppets are a personification of the existence of systems and rules in our society. A necessary evil, which on the one hand robs us of too much individuality, but on the other hand offers security in the face of the specter of total anarchy.