Jazz great Wynton Marsalis talks about his music, healing the divides and maintaining integrity in an interview upon receiving the PI music category award.
The Praemium Imperiale awards ceremony served as a profound reminder of the power of art in bringing healing and unity to a divided world.
Stage director Robert Wilson, who has an unexpected connection to Japan, describes receiving the Praemium Imperiale as like being brought "back home."
New Praemium Imperiale Sculpture laureate Ai Weiwei discusses influences on his life and work from poetry and refugees to dictators and free speech.
The Praemium Imperiale advisor talks about the role of art in helping us appreciate our common humanity as aggressive nations threaten to drive the world apart.
The international awards recognize artists in five disciplines of fine and performing arts, and architecture, much like the Nobel Prizes do in the Sciences.
Known for lovely handcrafted creations, the root of her energy goes in part back to a humiliating episode in 1961, when she debuted in New York.
“The practice of architecture requires real dedication that attracts huge responsibility” ーGlenn Murcutt, at the 2021 Architecture award ceremony in Canberra, Australia.
“I believe profoundly in the power of nature and of culture to help us to understand and celebrate the human spirit” ーYo-Yo Ma.
The 2021 Painting Laureate touches his world by bringing the pain of the displaced and abused, and the wonder of nature, to the world through the...
The 2021 Sculpture Laureate modestly points out that the concept driving his work - this “idea of going inside to greet the light ー is going...
The 2021 Architecture Laureate is a global inspiration in his field. ‘You live with my buildings, you don't live in my buildings,’ he says, explaining how...