ArtRole Is Nominating three artists from Middle East for the fifth edition of the Jameel Prize, an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition established by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in collaboration with Art Jameel. The work will be on show from June 28th – November 20th 2018.
Kamrooz Aram, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, naqsh collective, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir and Marina Tabassum.
The judging panel is Chaired by V&A Director Tristram Hunt who had this to say –
“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, humour and
“The shortlisted artists for Jameel Prize 5 represent an array of amazing talents, who are engaged in diverse practices in art and design, that are conceptually-oriented and in sync with latest discourse of contemporary art, yet rooted in discrete ways to their own cultures and multiple identities. Jameel Prize 5 expands our horizons of what modernity and contemporaneity truly mean, and enriches our understanding of a truly globalised art world beyond its current confines”.