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The Praemium Imperiale
Praemium Imperiale
(lit. "World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu", Japanese: 高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞, Takamatsu no miya denka kinen sekai bunka-shō) is an international art prize awarded since 1989 by the Imperial family of Japan
Japan
on behalf of the Japan
Japan
Art
Art
Association in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre/film.[2] These are areas of achievement not covered by the Nobel Prize. The prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts.

Contents

1 Information 2 Table of laureates 3 Grants for Young Artists 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Information[edit] The Praemium Imperiale
Praemium Imperiale
is awarded in the memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu
Prince Takamatsu
(1905–1987), younger brother of Emperor Shōwa who reigned from 1926 through 1989. Prince Takamatsu
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
Japan
Art Association, at the Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo. Prince Hitachi
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
Japan
Art
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
Helmut Schmidt
and Richard von Weizsäcker. Table of laureates[edit]

Year Painting Sculpture Architecture Music Film/Theater

2017 Shirin Neshat El Anatsui Rafael Moneo Youssou N’Dour Mikhail Baryshnikov

2016 Cindy Sherman Annette Messager Paulo Mendes da Rocha Gidon Kremer Martin Scorsese

2015 Tadanori Yokoo Wolfgang Laib Dominique Perrault Mitsuko Uchida Sylvie Guillem

2014 Martial Raysse Giuseppe Penone Steven Holl Arvo Pärt Athol Fugard[4]

2013 Michelangelo Pistoletto Antony Gormley David Chipperfield Plácido Domingo Francis Ford Coppola

2012 Cai Guo-Qiang Cecco Bonanotte Henning Larsen Philip Glass Yoko Morishita

2011 Bill Viola Anish Kapoor Ricardo Legorreta Seiji Ozawa Judi Dench

2010 Enrico Castellani Rebecca Horn Toyo Ito Maurizio Pollini Sophia Loren

2009 Hiroshi Sugimoto Richard Long Zaha Hadid Alfred Brendel Tom Stoppard

2008 Richard Hamilton Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Peter Zumthor Zubin Mehta Sakata Tōjūrō

2007 Daniel Buren Tony Cragg Herzog & de Meuron Daniel Barenboim Ellen Stewart

2006 Yayoi Kusama Christian Boltanski Frei Otto Steve Reich Maya Plisetskaya

2005 Robert Ryman Issey Miyake Yoshio Taniguchi Martha Argerich Merce Cunningham

2004 Georg Baselitz Bruce Nauman Oscar Niemeyer Krzysztof Penderecki Abbas Kiarostami

2003 Bridget Riley Mario Merz Rem Koolhaas Claudio Abbado Ken Loach

2002 Sigmar Polke Giuliano Vangi Norman Foster Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Jean-Luc Godard

2001 Lee Ufan Marta Pan Jean Nouvel Ornette Coleman Arthur Miller

2000 Ellsworth Kelly Niki de Saint Phalle Richard Rogers Hans Werner Henze Stephen Sondheim

1999 Anselm Kiefer Louise Bourgeois Fumihiko Maki Oscar Peterson Pina Bausch

1998 Robert Rauschenberg Dani Karavan Álvaro Siza Sofia Gubaidulina Richard Attenborough

1997 Gerhard Richter George Segal Richard Meier Ravi Shankar Peter Brook

1996 Cy Twombly César Tadao Ando Luciano Berio Andrzej Wajda

1995 Matta Christo Renzo Piano Andrew Lloyd Webber Nakamura Utaemon VI

1994 Zao Wou-ki Richard Serra Charles Correa Henri Dutilleux John Gielgud

1993 Jasper Johns Max Bill Kenzo Tange Mstislav Rostropovich Maurice Béjart

1992 Pierre Soulages Anthony Caro Frank Gehry Alfred Schnittke Akira Kurosawa

1991 Balthus Eduardo Chillida Gae Aulenti György Ligeti Ingmar Bergman

1990 Antoni Tàpies Arnaldo Pomodoro James Stirling Leonard Bernstein Federico Fellini

1989 Willem de Kooning and David Hockney Umberto Mastroianni I. M. Pei Pierre Boulez Marcel Carné

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

2017 Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association, Lebanon 2016 Five Arts Centre, Malaysia 2015 Yangon Film
Film
School, Myanmar/Germany 2014 The Zinsou Foundation, Benin 2013 The JuniOrchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome 2012 The Sphinx Organization, USA 2011 Southbank Sinfonia and The Royal Court Young Writers Programme 2010 Asian Youth Orchestra 2009 Kremerata Baltica, Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia 2008 Italian Youth Orchestra, Italy 2007 West-Eastern Divan Orchestra 2006 State Foundation of the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela 2005 Kusatsu International Summer Music
Music
Academy, Japan 2004 Young Sound Forum of Central Europe 2003 De Sono Associazione per la Musica, Italy 2002 European Union Youth Orchestra 2001 Résidence du Festival, France 2000 Ulster Youth Orchestra, Northern Ireland 1999 Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba 1998 Polish National Film, Television and Theater
Theater
School, Poland 1997 Hanoi Conservatory of Music, Vietnam

See also[edit]

Fuji Television Sankei Shimbun Fujisankei Communications Group

References[edit]

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

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