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
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!
The late Okwui Enwezor
東京藝術大学 大学院国際芸術創造研究科 教授
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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.
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INTERVIEW – 2019.1.28
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New Japanese art prize chooses inaugural emerging artist winners ahead of $1 million award
Chinese new media artist Cheng Ran and US artist Cameron Rowland receive $100,000 Nomura Emerging Artist Awards with world’s biggest art prize to be announced in October
The Art Newspaper, AIMEE DAWSON
21st May 2019 12:18 BST
The Chinese video artist Cheng Ran and the US artist Cameron Rowland have been named the first recipients of the Nomura Emerging Artist Awards. The new prize, which is funded by the Japanese financial company Nomura, comes with an unrestricted cash sum of $100,000 for each winner and aims to support artists at the beginning of their career. The artists were honoured at a ceremony today in Tofukuji temple in Kyoto, Japan.
However, the move also serves as a branding exercise that is likely part of a wider international marketing strategy. According to reports, Nomura has struggled to enter financial markets in the Western world, with its operations remaining predominantly within Asia. “Our financial services company is located in Asia but we want to conduct our business all over the world,” says Ikeda. “We would like to increase the power and strength of our brand. At the same time, as history says, we would like to support cultural activities—so we are trying to combine these two initiatives together.”
Does Prize Money Really Matter?
Numbers are in US$.
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.
Nomura Art Award
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.
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.
MacArthur “Genius” Grant
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.
Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
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.
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.
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.)
Don Tyson Prize
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dunya Contemporary Art Prize
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.
Future Generation Art Prize
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.
Hugo Boss Prize
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.
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.
Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme
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.
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.
Zurich Art Prize
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.
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Nomura Job Cuts Begin as CEO Unveils Plan to Save $1 Billion
By Takashi Nakamichi , Donal Griffin , and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen
April 4, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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