On Wednesday, July 16, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, New York and Tokyo. The 5 recipients are as follows:
Martial Raysse Painting
Giuseppe Penone Sculpture
Steven Holl Architecture
Arvo Pärt Music
Athol Fugard Theatre/Film
The artists are recognized and awarded for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community. Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen, and a diploma and medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 15, 2014.
On October 16, there will be commemorative lectures, at 16:00 by Steven Hall and 18:30 by Giuseppe Penone.
In addition to the Praemium Inperiale awards in 5 categories, the Japan Art Association gives an annual grant of 5 million yen to a group or institution that encourages the involvement of young people in arts.
2014 Grant for Young Artists was awarded to:
The Zinsou Foundation in Benin, west-coast Africa
The award was announced on July 16 at the press conference in Paris, presided over by International Advisor, Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Mr. Hisashi Hieda, chairman of the Japan Art Association, gave the diploma and grant of 5 million yen to the foundation.
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