Praemium Imperiale

The Praemium Imperiale (Japanese: 高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞, romanized: Takamatsu-no-miya Denka Kinen Sekai Bunka-shō, lit. 'World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu') is an international art prize awarded since 1989 by the Imperial family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre/film.[2]

The Praemium Imperiale
Awarded for"Outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts"[1]
CountryJapan
Presented byThe Imperial Family of Japan
The Japan Art Association
First awarded1989
WebsitePraemium Imperiale

The prize consists of a gold medal and 15 million Japanese yen, and was created by the Fujisankei Communications Group, which pays the expenses of around $3 million per year.[1][2] The prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts.

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The Praemium Imperiale is awarded in the memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu (1905–1987), younger brother of Emperor Shōwa who reigned from 1926 through 1989. Prince Takamatsu was famous for his longtime support of the development, promotion and progress of arts in the world.

The laureates are announced each September; the prize presentation ceremony and related events are held in Tokyo, Japan, each November. The prize presentation ceremony is held in the presence of His Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi, President of the Japan Art Association, at the Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo. Prince Hitachi presents the prizes to the selected laureates. The prize consists of a gold medal and 15 million Japanese yen, and was created by the Fujisankei Communications Group, which pays the expenses of around $3 million per year.[1][2]

The laureates are annually recommended by international advisers, and decided by an anonymous committee of the Japan Art Association.[2][3] The advisers include Yasuhiro Nakasone, William H. Luers, Lamberto Dini, François Pinault, Chris Patten, and Klaus-Dieter Lehmann. Honorary advisers include Jacques Chirac, David Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, Jr., Helmut Schmidt and Richard von Weizsäcker.

Table of laureates

Year Painting Sculpture Architecture Music Film/Theater
2019William KentridgeMona HatoumTod Williams and Billie TsienAnne-Sophie MutterBando Tamasaburo
2018Pierre AlechinskyFujiko NakayaChristian de PortzamparcRiccardo MutiCatherine Deneuve
2017Shirin NeshatEl AnatsuiRafael MoneoYoussou N’DourMikhail Baryshnikov
2016Cindy ShermanAnnette MessagerPaulo Mendes da RochaGidon KremerMartin Scorsese
2015Tadanori YokooWolfgang LaibDominique PerraultMitsuko UchidaSylvie Guillem
2014Martial RaysseGiuseppe PenoneSteven HollArvo PärtAthol Fugard[4]
2013Michelangelo PistolettoAntony GormleyDavid ChipperfieldPlácido DomingoFrancis Ford Coppola
2012Cai Guo-QiangCecco BonanotteHenning LarsenPhilip GlassYoko Morishita
2011Bill ViolaAnish KapoorRicardo LegorretaSeiji OzawaJudi Dench
2010Enrico CastellaniRebecca HornToyo ItoMaurizio PolliniSophia Loren
2009Hiroshi SugimotoRichard LongZaha HadidAlfred BrendelTom Stoppard
2008Richard HamiltonIlya and Emilia KabakovPeter ZumthorZubin MehtaSakata Tōjūrō
2007Daniel BurenTony CraggHerzog & de MeuronDaniel BarenboimEllen Stewart
2006Yayoi KusamaChristian BoltanskiFrei OttoSteve ReichMaya Plisetskaya
2005Robert RymanIssey MiyakeYoshio TaniguchiMartha ArgerichMerce Cunningham
2004Georg BaselitzBruce NaumanOscar NiemeyerKrzysztof PendereckiAbbas Kiarostami
2003Bridget RileyMario MerzRem KoolhaasClaudio AbbadoKen Loach
2002Sigmar PolkeGiuliano VangiNorman FosterDietrich Fischer-DieskauJean-Luc Godard
2001Lee UfanMarta PanJean NouvelOrnette ColemanArthur Miller
2000Ellsworth KellyNiki de Saint PhalleRichard RogersHans Werner HenzeStephen Sondheim
1999Anselm KieferLouise BourgeoisFumihiko MakiOscar PetersonPina Bausch
1998Robert RauschenbergDani KaravanÁlvaro SizaSofia GubaidulinaRichard Attenborough
1997Gerhard RichterGeorge SegalRichard MeierRavi ShankarPeter Brook
1996Cy TwomblyCésarTadao AndoLuciano BerioAndrzej Wajda
1995MattaChristoRenzo PianoAndrew Lloyd WebberNakamura Utaemon VI
1994Zao Wou-kiRichard SerraCharles CorreaHenri DutilleuxJohn Gielgud
1993Jasper JohnsMax BillKenzo TangeMstislav RostropovichMaurice Béjart
1992Pierre SoulagesAnthony CaroFrank GehryAlfred SchnittkeAkira Kurosawa
1991BalthusEduardo ChillidaGae AulentiGyörgy LigetiIngmar Bergman
1990Antoni TàpiesArnaldo PomodoroJames StirlingLeonard BernsteinFederico Fellini
1989Willem de Kooning
and David Hockney
Umberto MastroianniI. M. PeiPierre BoulezMarcel Carné

Grants for Young Artists

Since 1997, a series of grants have been made to organizations which nourish young artists.[5]

See also

References

  1. "Selection criteria". Official website. Archived from the original on November 26, 2005. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  2. Goldberger, Paul (October 27, 1994). "In 1994, What Draws Eyes? The Megaprize". The New York Times. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  3. "Advisors". Official website. Archived from the original on March 6, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  4. "STIAS Fellow Athol Fugard receives prestigious 2014 prize". Stellenbosch University. 2014-07-16. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  5. "Grants for Young Artists". Official website. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
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