With every beat, every photo and video, every cut of footage, and every acting performance, artists and their works can touch us, provoke us, tell a story, or just make us think. Or, as museum managers, they carry out cultural studies and convey information and history. Which of the five candidates will receive your vote in the “Presidents of the Year” election for the Wolfsberg and Völkermarkt regions?

Christian Bachhiesl

roots Christian Bachhiesl They are in Lavanttal. Although his previous life path passed mainly through Styria, this year the lawyer and historian returned to his roots and took over the management of the museum at Lavanthaus in Wolfsberg. Previously, Bachhiesl played an important role in establishing the Hans Grand Crime Museum in Graz.

Christian Bachhiesl

© Markus Traussnig

Christina Cervenka

actress Christina Cervenka (30) played his first television leading role this year in the provincial crime thriller “Immerstill”. Cervenka, who grew up in the vineyard near Völkermarkt, played the role of ‘Lisa Schiller’ in the series. She already wanted to be an actress when she was a child. “I always wanted to immerse myself in other worlds and stories,” Cervenka says.

Christina Cervenka

Christina Cervenka

© Christoph Stuhlpfarrer

Thomas Jöbstl

He was only 23 years old when he gave his first New Year’s concert. since 2001 Thomas Jöbstl (45) Horn player in the Vienna State Opera orchestra. The Wolfsberg native has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic since 2004. At the University of Music in Vienna, he studied with Roland Berger, whom he succeeded as horn professor in 2006.

Thomas Jöbstl, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Thomas Jöbstl, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

© Alex Schoeller

Daniel Budin

Daniel Budin Michael ob Bleiburg/Šmihel pri Pliberku (43) works as an editor, and he and his team were awarded the Oscar for best animated short film at this year’s 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The name of the movie is “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”. In this type of filmmaking, the entire production, which takes two years from start to finish, is accompanied by editing.

Daniel Budin

Daniel Budin

© Onemore Productions

Marko Lipus

Marko Lipuš (49) comes from Bad Eisenkappel/Železna kapla and is a photography and video artist. He designed the Austrian stand at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair. The writer’s son, Florjan Lipuš, spent several years depicting the authors in his work “Sketches” and intensified the expressiveness of the portraits by drawing the negatives. Among other things, the 48-year-old tracked down his grandmother Maria Karnicar, who was killed in the Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1945. He has been living as a freelance artist in Vienna since 2003.

Marco Lipus

Marco Lipus

© Stefan Zeisler; lipus