Thursday, October 8, 2015

Islamic traditions reinterpreted at the V&A's Singapore show

By Huang Lijie
French artist Laurent Mareschal (above) uses spices to create floor tiles which are based on Islamic geometric patterns.ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
UNITED KINGDOM---An exhibition at the National Library, by way of London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), offers a compelling look at how Islamic traditions in art, craft and design inspire contemporary artists and designers around the world today.  The show features works by 10 artists and designers shortlisted for the Jameel Prize in 2013.  [link]