Architecture, painting and fashion design are among the disciplines represented by the eight finalists shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 5 at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), in partnership with Art Jameel.
The winner of the £25,000 prize, which is awarded every two years, will be announced on June 27, 2018.
The shortlisted artists are: Kamrooz Aram, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, naqsh collective, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir, and Marina Tabassum.
The work of all eight artists will feature in an exhibition from June 28, 2018, until November 25, 2018, at the V&A in London, before embarking on a global tour in 2019 – including the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai.
Tristram Hunt, V&A Director, said: “The Jameel Prize continues to gain momentum. This – the fifth edition of the Prize – has attracted nearly 400 nominations from around the world and, for the first time, the shortlist features work from Bangladesh, Bahrain and Jordan.
“This year’s outstanding shortlist displays real diversity; the judges found beauty, spirituality, complexity, humor and humanity. The V&A is delighted to continue its partnership with Art Jameel in recognition of the extraordinary contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic tradition.”
Hunt chaired the judging panel, which includes Salah Hassan from Cornell University, New York; design historian Tanya Harrod; November Paynter from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto; and Ghulam Mohammad, the winner of Jameel Prize 4.
The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.
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