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Praemium Imperiale

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Anish Kapoor: 2011 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture

Anish Kapoor has been creating ‘spectacular’ artwork in the public domain for forty years, challenging our perceptions of space, through sculptural investigations of scale, texture, reflections and distorted surfaces. He describes his sculpture as “an ongoing investigation about the nature of objects and the emotions this prompts in each viewer at a given moment.”  In works like … Continue reading

Bill Viola: 2011 Praemium Imperiale for Painting

Bill Viola’s works are often referred to as “moving paintings” and his oeuvre includes videotapes, video installations, sound environments, and works for television broadcast. Born in New York in 1951, Viola studied visual art and electronic music at Syracuse University, where he saw the potential for combining images, movement and sound to express the human … Continue reading

Ricardo Legoretta. 2011 Praemium Imperiale for Architecture

Ricardo Legorreta, Mexico’s leading living architect whose design blends modernism with his country’s own tradition and culture, has been honoured as recipient of the 2011 Praemium Imperiale for Architecture. Mexico, has had a profound influence on his work, physically, mentally and spiritually fusing the building culture of Western modernism with contemporary Latin and traditional pre-Columbian design elements. … Continue reading