On Tuesday, September 12, the names of the 34th Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in Washington DC, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. The laureates are as follows:
▪Painting: Vija Celmins (USA)
▪Sculpture: Olafur Eliasson (Iceland/Denmark)
▪Architecture: Diébédo Francis Kéré (Burkina Faso/Germany)
▪Music: Wynton Marsalis (USA)
▪Theatre/Film: Robert Wilson (USA)
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 HIH Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, in the Awards Ceremony held in Tokyo in October 2023.
Also, the 2023 Grant for Young Artists was announced at a press conference in Washington DC, presided over by International Advisor, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The 2023 laureates of the Grants are Rural Studio (USA) and Harlem School of the Arts (USA). Each laureate was presented a grant of 2.5 million yen to assist its efforts to help young artists at the press conference.
The social media accounts for the Praemium Imperiale serve as platforms to showcase a diverse array of artists who have been honored with the prestigious awards. The primary mission is to foster international cultural understanding and promote the arts.
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