Japan - Praemium Imperiale prize awarded to Dominique Perrault and Sylvie Guilhem (Tokyo, October 21, 2015)

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We pay tribute to the careers of architect Dominique Perrault and ballerina Sylvie Guilhem, who received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale prize in Tokyo today.

This award reflects the strength of French-Japanese cultural relations. Dominique Perrault and Sylvie Guilhem, who are very familiar with Japan, join the list of French artists who have already received this prize, including Daniel Buren, Pierre Soulages, Balthus, Martial Raysse, architect Jean Nouvel, composer Henri Dutilleux, Pierre Boulez, Jean-Luc Godard and Marcel Carné.

Created in 1988, the Praemium Imperiale prize is awarded every year by the “Japan Art Association” to five artists whose work is of great significance to the international scene.