Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Works by finalists of Jameel Prize for contemporary Islamic Art at UK's Victoria & Albert Museum

Marina Tabassum's "Prayer Hall, Bait ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka, Bangladesh" (2012). Photo: Sandro di Carlo Darsa © MTA/Sandro di Carlo Darsa
LONDON, UK---The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting a special display of works by the eight finalists of the Jameel Prize’s 2018 edition. The Jameel Prize 5 showcase will exhibit exceptional artworks of these contemporary artists, encompassing diverse mediums of art, such as fashion, multi-media installation, and painting. The exhibition opens on June 28, 2018. The Jameel Prize, at Victoria and Albert Museum, is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. The V&A is one of the world’s great collectors of Islamic art from the Middle East. The museum began its collection back in the 1850s, and now, boasts of a splendid acquisition, displayed in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art. [More]