On Tuesday, September 17, the names of the six new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in Paris, London, New York, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. The six recipients are as follows:
|▪Painting||William Kentridge||(South Africa)|
|▪Sculpture||Mona Hatoum||(U. K.)|
|▪Architecture||Tod Williams & Billie Tsien||(U. S. A.)|
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 16, 2019.
The Grant for Young Artists was announced on September 17 in Paris, and 2019 recipient of the Grant is Démos (Philharmonie de Paris) in France. They 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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Web site: https://www.praemiumimperiale.org