On Wednesday, July 11, the names of the five new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in London, New York, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. The 5 recipients are as follows:
Pierre Alechinsky Painting
Fujiko Nakaya Sculpture
Christian Portzamparc Architecture
Riccardo Muti Music
Catherine Deneuve 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 Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 23, 2018.
The Grant for Young Artists was announced on July 11 in London, and 2018 recipient of the Grant is Shakespeare Schools Foundation (U.K.). The foundation received 5 million yen to assist its efforts to help young artists.
For detailed information, please contact:
The Japan Art Association
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TEL: 03-5832-6464 FAX: 03-5832-6465
Web site: http://www.japanart.or.jp http://www.praemiumimperiale.org