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Prix Thun for Art and Ethics
The Austrian artist and filmmaker Oliver Ressler has been selected for the 1st Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award. This new art prize, initiated by the artist George Steinmann, aims at promoting artists who support a sustainable world.

Award
The Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Berne, at the request of the Institute of Art History, conferes an honorary doctorate, Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, on artist and blues musician George J. Steinmann.

He is the 5th artist since 1947, after Hermann Hesse (1947), Alberto Giacometti (1965), Gottfried Tritten (1986) and Ilja Kabakov (2000) to be honored with this outstanding award.