In his will, Emil Possehl, a businessman and senator of Lübeck, bequeathed all his business interests to the Possehl Foundation, which celebrated its 100th jubilee in 2019.
The Possehl Foundation has won the German Cultural Sponsorship Prize 2020/2021 for its Cultural Sparks initiative. Our thanks go to all our partners and all the Cultural Sparks!
Heinke Both wins Possehl Prize for Lübeck Art 2021! The artist blends painting, drawing, collage and photography in her pictures, and the aim of the award is to enable her to experiment artistically and add a new chapter to her clear and coherent body of work.
In her complex, finely wrought objects, sculptures and large-scale installations the Colombian artist examines the effects of violence and exclusion in her home country and other regions of the world. In September 2019 she was awarded the Possehl Prize for International Art, and shortly afterwards the Nomura Art Award, the world’s biggest contemporary art prize. We are delighted that her first solo exhibition in Germany took place in the Kunsthalle St. Annen in Lübeck.
To mark our jubilee we published a book and a magazine illustrating the history and the current role of the Foundation and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck: “POSSEHL History and Character of a Foundation” by the historian Axel Schildt, and “GUT UND SCHÖN? The Possehl Foundation in Lübeck” by journalists from the economics magazine brand eins Wissen.
The Possehl Foundation was authorized by Lübeck State Senate decree in May of 1919. For the Foundation, the centenary in 2019 was an occasion to reflect with gratitude on the great variety of organisations, initiatives and dedicated individuals who enrich the life of our community. Everything you need to know about EMIL100.
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Here you can find our annual reports, Emil Possehl’s will, and the brand eins Wissen magazine to mark our 100th anniversary.
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The Foundation only supports non-profit and charitable causes and “promotes all that is good and beautiful in Lübeck”.