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Praemium Imperiale for Zaha Hadid and Hiroshi Sugimoto

This year's winners of the Praemium Imperiale prize were made known in Berlin. In addition to Alfred Brendel and Tom Stoppard, the award, which is endowed with about 100,000 euros, went this year to two personalities who are closely connected with the Deutsche Bank Collection, architect Zaha Hadid and photo artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. The prizewinner in the sculpture category, the British Land artist Richard Long, is also represented in the collection. The names of the winners were announced at the Japanese embassy in the presence of Prince Hitachi. The festive "Nobel Prize of the arts" ceremony will take place on October 22 in Tokyo.

Zaha Hadid is being honored for her "revolutionary forms and the spatial concepts of her buildings." Among the most sensational projects by the Iranian architect, who lives in London, are the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg. In 2005, she did the exhibition design for the Deutsche Bank Collection’s anniversary show, which was on view in Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore. Zaha Hadid created a futuristic spatial landscape that enabled visitors to experience the Deutsche Bank Collection in an entirely new way. In 2006, the Guggenheim Museum in New York devoted a large retrospective to Hadid, which was sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

According to the Praemium Imperiale jury, Hiroshi Sugimoto has constantly extended the possibilities of the medium of photography. His precise black-and-white photos of dioramas, drive-in movie theaters and seascapes have an almost magical presence, investigating issues around reality and reproduction as well the passing and capturing of time. Hiroshi Sugimoto has been represented in the Deutsche Bank Collection since 1994, and his works are part of the art décor in the bank’s Tokyo headquarters. For the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, he was commissioned in 2000 to do a series called Portraits – larger than life-sized photographs of wax figures of historical personalities, which he removed from their context at Madame Tussauds and photographed in front of an illuminated black background. After the premier in Berlin, the Portraits were on view in New York, Bilbao, Auckland and Singapore.

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