On Tuesday, September 12, the names of the new Praemium Imperiale Laureates will be announced in Washington DC, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. The recipients are as follows:
|▪Architecture||Diébédo Francis Kéré||(Burkina Faso/Germany)|
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 the Awards Ceremony held in Tokyo on October 18, 2023.
The related events for your coverage are: On October 17, at 13:30 there will be a joint press conference of the laureates and the International Advisors, followed by individual press meetings of each laureate. On October 18, the Awards Ceremony will be held at Meiji Kinenkan. On October 19, at 16:00 there will be a commemorative architecture lecture by Diébédo Francis Kéré.
The Grant for Young Artists will be announced on September 12 at a press conference in Washington DC, and 2023 recipients of the Grant are Rural Studio and Harlem School of the Arts, both in USA. Each recipient will be presented a grant of 2.5 million yen to assist its efforts to help young artists at the press conference.
For detailed information regarding the laureates, and related photos, please contact:
THE JAPAN ART ASSOCIATION
1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5832-6464 FAX: 03-5832-6465
Click on the names of the laureates and the recipient of the Grant to access their profile pages.