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野村ホールディングスが、東京ではなく中国の上海で「賞金100万米国ドル(約1億1000万円)の野村アートアワード」をアピール Nomura Holdings appeals with a ‘US$ 1 Million Nomura Art Award’ not in Tokyo but in China’s Shanghai

「野村アートアワード」審査員たち、長谷川祐子、ドリュン・チョン、キャシー・ハルブライヒ、アラン・シュワルツマン(サザビーズ ファインアート部門 チェアマン)、など

笑うしかありません。間も無くヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレが始まります。参加する我が国のアーティストらには、毎回予算が全然足りません!
野村ホールディングスは、ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレの日本代表アーティストらに、1億1000万円を寄付した方がよろしいのではないでしょうか?
We can only laugh. In two months starts the Venice Biennale. Every time, Japanese artists and Japanese curators are complaining about the lack of money in the context of the Biennale. Nomura Holdings should give those ‘millions’ of US Dollars to these artists!

昨日、平成31年3月20日の野村ホールディングスのPR:
https://www.nomuraartaward.com/ja/
野村アートアワードについて
野村ホールディングスとアートをつなぐ歴史は、当社の創業者である野村徳七にまでさかのぼります。茶の湯を嗜み、能楽を支援した徳七は、文化・芸術のサポートにも力を注ぎました。
その創業者の想いを受け継ぎ、現代アートの世界で挑戦を続ける芸術家を支援するため、当社はこのたび野村アートアワードを設立しました。
大賞は、極めて優れた実績を有し、さらなる飛躍が期待されるアーティスト1名に贈られます。これまでの功績を称えるとともに、新たな制作活動をサポートするため、賞金100万ドルを贈呈します。また、エマージング・アーティスト賞は、現代アートの次世代を担う新進気鋭のアーティスト2名を対象に、今後の活動支援としてそれぞれ10万ドルが授与されます。
当社はアジアに立脚したグローバル金融サービス・グループとして、当社と同じく変革と挑戦を続けるアーティストを支援し、この活動を通じて今後も文化・芸術の発展に貢献していきます。

選考方法
受賞者の選考にあたり、世界のアート界を代表する有識者7名が審査員に就任しました。
大賞は、審査員が候補者を選出し、審査委員会での審議を経て決定します。
エマージング・アーティスト賞は、アートに精通した複数のノミネーターが選出した候補者の中から、審査委員会での審議を経て決定します。なお、独立性を確保するためノミネーターは匿名としています。
第1回目となる2019年のエマージング・アーティスト賞は、5月に京都で行われるアワード創設記念式典で発表します。大賞は、10月に上海で開催を予定しているガラ・イベントにて発表します。
野村アートアワードの運営にあたっては、米国・サザビーズの子会社である米国・アート・エージェンシー・パートナーズがアドバイザーを務めています。なお、本アワードでは上述の選定プロセスにない、候補者の自薦・他薦は受け付けていません。

「野村アートアワード」審査員のメンバー:

ドリュン・チョン
Doryun Chong
M+(香港) 副館長兼チーフキュレーター

故 オクウィ・エンヴェゾー
The late Okwui Enwezor
キュレーター、芸術評論家、作家、エディター
ハウス・デア・クンスト(ドイツ) 前館長
ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレ美術館(2015年) キュレーター

キャシー・ハルブライヒ
Kathy Halbreich
ロバート・ラウシェンバーグ財団 エグゼクティブ・ディレクター

長谷川 祐子
Yuko Hasegawa
東京都現代美術館 参事
東京藝術大学 大学院国際芸術創造研究科 教授

マックス・ホライン
Max Hollein
メトロポリタン美術館(米国) 館長

ニコラス・セロタ
Nicholas Serota
英国アーツ・カウンシル チェアマン
元テート美術館(英国)館長

アラン・シュワルツマン
Allan Schwartzman
アート・エージェンシー・パートナーズ 創業者兼プリンシパル、

サザビーズ ファインアート部門 チェアマン

https://www.nomuraholdings.com/news/nr/holdings/20190320/20190320_a.pdf
Nomura Announces the Creation of the Nomura Art Award, a US$1 Million Prize to Nurture Creativity in Contemporary Art
Tokyo, March 20, 2019—Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.
Each year, Nomura will present the Nomura Art Award to an artist who has created a body of work of major cultural significance. To help this artist take on new challenges and embrace change, the US$1 million prize may be used in whole or part to support an ambitious new project that the winner did not previously have the means to realize.
Nomura will also present annual Emerging Artist Awards of US$100,000 each to two exceptional artists in early stages of their careers.
Nomura has a long legacy of taking on new challenges and embracing change. Dating back to its founding by Tokushichi Nomura II, an avid practitioner of the tea ceremony and supporter of Noh theater, the company has a heritage of engagement with the arts.
In this spirit, Nomura is proud to inaugurate the Nomura Art Award in 2019, recognizing and encouraging the outstanding achievements and potential of today’s artists wherever they might live and work.
Award recipients are chosen by an independent, international jury made up of some of the world’s most respected museum directors and curators, foundation leaders, and art experts. The jurors are:
• Doryun Chong, Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator, M+
• The late Okwui Enwezor, Independent curator, critic, author and editor
• Kathy Halbreich, Executive Director, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
• Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
• Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England
Allan Schwartzman, Founder and Principal of Art Agency, Partners, and Chairman, Fine
Arts Division of Sotheby’s
No applications are accepted for these Awards, and all decisions by the jury are final.
Nomura will inaugurate the awards on May 21, 2019, with a press conference in Kyoto that will announce the two winners of the US$100,000 prizes for emerging artists. The briefing will be followed by a reception at the city’s Tofukuji temple. The US$1 million Nomura Art Award will be announced at a gala ceremony in Shanghai in October 2019.
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. and Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Inc. are co-sponsors of the Nomura Art Award. Serving as an advisor to the Award is Art Agency, Partners, a division of Sotheby’s, which provides counsel to many of the world’s leading art collectors and institutions on a full range of issues, including innovative approaches to cultural philanthropy.


Does Prize Money Really Matter?
Numbers are in US$.

Japanese Contemporary Art Transparency Prize
Amount: $ ?
The Japanese Contemporary Art Transparency Prize (JCATP) will be awarded annually to a person in Japan who helps to debate about actual censorship, corruption, nepotism, discrimination or stimulates freedom of curatorial practice in the local art world. The prize consists of a monetary award.
「日本現代アート透明賞」(省略:JCATP) は、毎年一回、日本に住む人に授与されます。選抜基準は、国内で実際に行われている検閲、腐敗、縁故採用、差別に関して、建設的な議論を深めること、または、日本のアート界を巡ってキュレーショナル・プラクティスの自由を奮い立たせるものを対象とする。賞金付き。
https://jcatp.com

Nomura Art Award
Amount: $1,000,000
The Tokyo-based financial company Nomura Holdings, Inc. launched a $1 million award in 2019, with the plan that the prize will be given to one artist each year. The Nomura Art Award recognizes “an artist who has created a body of work of major cultural significance,” according to a statement to the press. The first winner will be named in September 2019. Ahead of the inaugural recipient being named, the company will also give out two $100,000 awards for emerging artists.
https://www.nomuraartaward.com

Kyoto Prize
Amount: About $902,450
Although it isn’t always won by artists, the Kyoto Prize presents an annual prize in the category of “Arts and Philosophy,” along with “Advanced Technology” and “Basic Sciences.” Each section comes with 100 million yen (about $900,000 as of March 2019), money that is sometimes shared among several recipients, and a 20-karat gold medal. Joan Jonas won the prize in 2018.
https://www.kyotoprize.org/en/

MacArthur “Genius” Grant
Amount: $625,000
Julie Ault, Titus Kaphar, and Wu Tsang are among the artists who won MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” grants in 2018, which come with a $625,000 sum paid out in installments over the course of five years.
https://www.macfound.org

Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
Amount: $250,000
This award, which has been given out annually since 1994, goes to an artist working in any discipline. Recipients have included Gustavo Dudamel, the music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as artist and architect Maya Lin, filmmaker Spike Lee, and artist and musician Laurie Anderson.
http://gishprize.org

Sotheby’s Prize
Amount: $250,000
Most prizes on this list go to individual artists, but this one, which was established in 2017, is intended “to recognize curatorial excellence, and to facilitate exhibitions that explore overlooked or underrepresented areas of art history,” according to Sotheby’s website. It is open to art institutions, curators, and directors around the world. The inaugural winners were the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago and the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina, and the 2018 recipient was the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/the-sothebys-prize

ArtPrize
Amount: $200,000 (grand prize)
ArtPrize, a competition that shifted in 2019 to a biennial structure (the event now alternates every other year with a public-art exhibition), doles out more than $500,000 in total to its winners. Two of its grand prizes—one of which is decided by public vote, the other by a jury of arts professionals—come with $200,000 each. (A series of first-round $12,500 awards are also given out as part of the contest.)
http://www.artprize.org

Don Tyson Prize
Amount: $200,000
Facilitated by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the Don Tyson Prize recognizes individuals or organizations whose “work has significantly advanced knowledge in the field of American art over the course of a career.” Winners of the award, which is named for the former CEO and chairman of Tyson Foods, have included artist Vanessa German and the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C.
https://crystalbridges.org/don-tyson-prize/

Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize
Amount: $200,000, plus $600,000 for catalogue and exhibition
As ARTnews has previously reported, the biennial Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize has two components. It includes $200,000 in cash, and it also comes with $600,000 to be put toward a catalogue and a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin and the FLAG Art Foundation in New York, making the prize’s total value $800,000. Nicole Eisenman was named the first recipient in 2018.
https://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/suzanne-deal-booth-flag-art-foundation-prize/

Roswitha Haftmann Prize
Amount: About $151,000
Set at CHF 150,000 (about $151,000 as of March 2019), Zurich’s Roswitha Haftmann Prize is among the most important European art awards. Its board includes arts professionals from the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and past recipients have been Michelangelo Pistoletto (in 2018), Hans Haacke (2017), Rosemarie Trockel (2014), and Cindy Sherman (2012).
https://www.roswithahaftmann-stiftung.com/en/prizewinners/default.htm

Absolut Art Award
Amount: About $136,000 for artists and about $51,150 for arts writers
The vodka brand Absolut created its art award in 2009 “to mark 30 years of creative collaborations with artists.” Its award is given out to artists (who receive a cash stipend of €20,000 and a budget of €100,000) and art writers (who get €25,000 for the development of a new publication plus €20,000 for unrestricted use). The 2017 winners were Anne Imhof and Huey Copeland.
https://www.absolut.com/th/press/absolut-art-award/

The Praemium Imperiale
Amount: About $135,400
This award recognizes the achievements of five individuals in the following categories: painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre/film. Each winner receives 15 million yen (about $135,400 as of March 2019). The 2018 laureates were Pierre Alechinsky (painting), Fujiko Nakaya (sculpture), Christian Portzamparc (architecture), Riccardo Muti (music), and Catherine Deneuve (theatre/film).
http://www.praemiumimperiale.org/

Wolfgang Hahn Prize
Amount: Maximum sum of €100,000 (about $114,000)
One of the most important art prizes in Europe, the Wolfgang Hahn Prize is given out annually by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. The award comes with a maximum purse of $100,000 and supports the museum’s acquisition of works by the winning artist. Past awardees have included Andrea Fraser, Haegue Yang, Jac Leirner, and Kerry James Marshall.
https://gesellschaft-museum-ludwig.de/en/initiativen-und-preise/wolfgang-hahn-preis/

Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
Amount: About $110,000
Established in 1980, the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography bears a purse of 1 million Swedish krona (about $110,000 as of March 2019). One of the most esteemed photography prizes, the award has been given to Daido Moriyama, Stan Douglas, Paul Graham, and Nan Goldin, among others. A notable factoid: winners of the prize are usually named around March 8, the birthday of photographer Victor Hasselblad, whose foundation created the award upon his death.
http://www.hasselbladfoundation.org/wp/hasselblad-priset-2/

Prix Pictet
Amount: About $100,250
In 2008, the Pictet Group, a Swiss banking company, founded the Prix Pictet, which offers CHF 100,000 (about $100,300 as of March 2019) to photographers who address issues related to sustainability and environmentalism in their work. Benoit Aquin, Nadav Kander, Mitch Epstein, and Luc Delahaye are among the award’s past recipients.
https://www.prixpictet.com

Bucksbaum Award
Amount: $100,000
Since 2000, one artist at each edition of the Whitney Biennial has won this $100,000 award, which is named for the late collector Melva Bucksbaum and also includes a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York. Pope.L received the award in 2017.
https://whitney.org/About/BucksbaumAward

Dunya Contemporary Art Prize
Amount: $100,000
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s biennial Dunya Contemporary Art Prize comes with $100,000, a commission for a new work, and a solo exhibition. Supported by the Shulamit Nazarian Foundation, the prize is presented to a mid-career artists of the Middle East or its diaspora. Sophia Al-Maria was named the first winner in 2018.
https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/Dunya-Contemporary-Art-Prize

Future Generation Art Prize
Amount: $100,000
Open to international artists 35 years old or younger and facilitated by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine, the Future Generation Art Prize comes with $100,000, which is divided into a $60,000 purse in unrestricted cash and $40,000 for the production of new work by the main prize winner. Special prize winners receive $20,000 for residency programs. Artists shortlisted for the prize get to participate in an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre.
https://futuregenerationartprize.org

Hugo Boss Prize
Amount: $100,000
Another biennial award, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Hugo Boss Prize equips artists with $100,000 in funds and a solo exhibition at its New York museum. The 2018 winner was Simone Leigh, whose show will open at the institution in April 2019. Past awardees have included Anicka Yi, Danh Vo, Paul Chan, and Hans Peter-Feldmann.
https://www.guggenheim.org/hugo-boss-prize

Mohn Award
Amount: $100,000
Given out by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, this prize is given to one participant in each edition of the Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Past winners have included Lauren Halsey, Adam Linder, and Alice Konitz. Alongside the Mohn Award, the museum also gives out a $25,000 lifetime achievement award and a $25,000 prize for a participant chosen by a public vote.
https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2018/made-in-la-2018-awards/

Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme
Amount: $100,000
This newly established award will be given every two years, and its first winner, who will receive $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Høvikodden, Norway, will be announced in the fall of 2019. María Inés Rodríguez, editor of Tropical Papers and curator at large at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, and Michelle Kuo, a curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, are among the jurors for the inaugural prize.
http://hok.no/en/event/lise-wilhelmsen-art-award-programme

Nasher Prize
Amount: $100,000
Celebrating excellence in contemporary sculpture, the Nasher Prize is awarded by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. It has a purse of $100,000, and has been awarded every April since 2015. Theaster Gates and Doris Salcedo have won in past years.
http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/art/nasher-prize

Zurich Art Prize
Amount: $100,000
This award totals $100,000, with $80,000 going toward a solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in the Swiss capital. The remaining $20,000 can be used however the winner wishes. Leonor Antunes won the prize in 2018, and other recipients have included Robin Rhode, Marguerite Humeau, Nairy Baghramian, and Latifa Echakhch.
https://www.hauskonstruktiv.ch/enUS/exhibitions/preview/zurich-art-prize-2019-leonor-antunes.htm


アップデート up-date 2019/4/4:

Nomura Job Cuts Begin as CEO Unveils Plan to Save $1 Billion
By Takashi Nakamichi , Donal Griffin , and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen
April 4, 2019
quotes:
CEO Nagai vows to ‘restart’ Japan’s biggest securities firm
Dozens of positions being shed in Europe and Asia, people say

Nomura Holdings Inc. unveiled plans to cut $1 billion of costs at its struggling investment bank, firing dozens and pulling back from businesses as it embarks on yet another sweeping overhaul of its international operations.

Japan’s largest securities firm will cull about 150 jobs across the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa on top of reductions in Hong Kong and Singapore as part of the overhaul, people with knowledge of the matter said. Nomura executives told investors they intend to shrink the bank’s presence in dicier trading businesses overseas in favor of “risk-light” transactions for clients.
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Nomura’s operations outside Japan have lost money for four straight quarters, buffeted by its stop-start international expansions as well as headwinds in Europe.
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Most of the wholesale cost cuts will be completed by March 2020, Nomura said. The company also said it will eliminate at least 30 of its 156 retail brokerage branches dotted across Japan.
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Credit rating companies have been keenly anticipating Nomura’s latest revival attempt. S&P Global Ratings said in February that it may consider reviewing the firm’s debt ratings if its restructuring efforts are unsuccessful and earnings power remains weak. Moody’s Investors Service said in November that it may downgrade the rating if the bank can’t improve profitability without adding risk to its balance sheet.
more at, complete text at:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-04/nomura-unveils-1-billion-of-costs-cuts-in-wholesale-business