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Nissan to host 4th edition of Nissan Art Award

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Five emerging artists have been selected as finalists for the Nissan Art Award 2020, to be held next year to celebrate and promote contemporary Japanese art.

The fourth edition of the award exhibition will take place in July 2020 in Yokohama, Nissan’s hometown. It will be held simultaneously with the Yokohama Triennale, a renowned international exhibition of contemporary art.

The five finalists will create new artwork for the exhibition, where Nissan will announce the grand prize (Grand Prix) winner. Chosen from 28 candidates at a selection round in Italy in May, they are:

* Ishu Han, Tokyo
* Sachiko Kazama, Tokyo
* Soichiro Mihara, Kyoto
* Nobuko Tsuchiya, Kanagawa
* Ei Wada, Tokyo

“We have a wonderfully diverse group of artists this year, representing a wide range of media – from performance to woodcut to physical sculptures,” said Lawrence Rinder, a member of the international jury for the award. “They are five extremely strong artists, and it will be very exciting to see what they produce.”

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