Miyanaga receives the Grand Prize from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Sept. 27, 2013) - An international jury of five museum directors and curators tackled the question "What Constitutes Award-Winning Art?" at Yokohama's BankART Studio NYK while selecting for the inaugural Nissan Art Award. Corporate sponsorship is not unique in the arts. But as a first for Nissan, the Nissan Art Award aims to recognize art that expresses innovation and creativity to inspire society.
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Artist Hiroyuki Masuyama with his lightbox piece Frankfurt-Tokyo

Artist Hiroyuki Masuyama with his lightbox piece Frankfurt-Tokyo

Aiko Miyanaga at her "Letter" installation

Aiko Miyanaga at her "Letter" installation

Miyanaga receives the Grand Prize from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn

Miyanaga receives the Grand Prize from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn

The top of the trophy designed by artist Kohei Nawa

The top of the trophy designed by artist Kohei Nawa

Artist Noriko Ambe's "Inner Water"

Artist Noriko Ambe's "Inner Water"

Artist Hiraku Suzuki's "a drawing of time (mammoth tusks)"

Artist Hiraku Suzuki's "a drawing of time (mammoth tusks)"