Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Jameel Prize for Islamic Art, July 21st to September 25th

"22500 Pages and Two scroll books" (2011) by Hadieh Shafie
Ink on paper with printed and hand written Farsi text
UNITED KINGDOM - The traditions of Islamic craft and design have influenced artists for centuries and the finest examples of modern-day interpretations are to be shown at special exhibition coming to the Victoria and Albert Museum next month. Sculptures, mosaics and more will be on display as part of the establishment's Jameel Prize, which is an international accolade carrying a £25,000 reward for the finest examples of Islamic art. [link]