Jameel Prize 3 returns to The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
The only venue to host the exhibition in the Middle East
The Jameel Prize 3 exhibition has landed in The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, fresh from its original home at London's Victoria & Albert museum. Ten shortlisted artists, who were selected from 270 international nominations, exhibit their contemporary works of art that are informed and inspired by Islamic heritage and tradition. The Sharjah museum is the only place in the Middle East that has been selected to host the show.
"In a sense, it is a homecoming for these works because Sharjah is truly a seat of Islamic art, and the pieces on display are rooted in that rich tradition," said Tim Stanley, the exhibitions curator and senior curator for the V&A's Middle Eastern collection. This is the second year that Sharjah has had the pleasure of exhibiting the Jameel Prize finalists.
Arabic typography to fashion inspired by the mosques of Istanbul, video installations and meditative drawings are among the fascinating works of the exhibition, pulling focus on the rich cultural and artistic repertoire of inspiration that Islamic herritage offers.
The £25,000 (Dhs135, 000.00) prize winner has already been decided as Parisian fashion brand Dice Kayek for Istanbul Contrast, a collection of garments created in 2010 that evoke Istanbul's architectural and artistic heritage. The nine other shortlisters who compose the exhibition include; Faig Ahmed, Nasser Al Salem, Nada Debs, Mounir Fatmi, Rahul Jain, Waqas Khan, Laurent Mareschal, Florie Salnot and Pascal Zoghbi. The exhibition will be on display until June 6. Be sure not to miss this engaging and culturally important prize exhibition.