On Tuesday, September 13, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Rome and Berlin. The 5 recipients are as follows:
Cindy Sherman Painting
Annette Messager Sculpture
Paulo Mendes da Rocha Architecture
Gidon Kremer Music
Martin Scorsese 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 testimonial letter. A medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 18, 2016.
On October 19, at 16:00 there will be a commemorative architecture lecture.
The Grant for Young Artists was announced on September 13 in Tokyo, and 2016 recipient of the Grant is Five Arts Centre (Malaysia). Five Arts Centre received 5 million yen to assist its efforts to help young artists.
For detailed information regarding the laureates, and related photos,
The Japan Art Association
1-2 Ueno-park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5832-6464 FAX: 03-5832-6465
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