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Praemium Imperiale honors artists

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:19

Japan's Praemium Imperiale art award goes to laureates from the U.S., France, Brazil and Latvia. Roselle Chen reports.

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Painter Cindy Sherman and film director Martin Scorsese, both from the U.S., French sculptor Annette Messager, Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer took home Japan's prestigious Praemium Imperiale award. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated and commended the winners' accomplishments. Messager creates work from household items, magazines and objects from daily life. Rocha's buildings use concrete and steel to highlight empty space. Sherman is known for her self-portraits of scenes from movies. Scorsese is director of notable films such as "The Departed," "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." Kremer founded the Kremerata Baltica, a chamber music orchestra for young musicians. The Praemium Imperiale started in 1989 and is awarded by the Japan Art Association, honoring artists who've contributed significantly to the development of arts and culture.

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Praemium Imperiale honors artists

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:19