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Kamrooz Aram

Kamrooz Aram at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

28 June 2018 - 25 November 2018


Jameel Prize 5
The Porter Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Curated by Tim Stanley and Salma Tuqan

28 June - 25 November 2018


The V&A presents an exhibition of works by the eight artists and designers shortlisted for the fifth edition of the prestigious Jameel Prize: Kamrooz Aram, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, naqsh collective, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir and Marina Tabassum.

Awarded every two years, the Jameel Prize, founded in partnership with Art Jameel, is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic tradition.

The exhibition features work that reflects the richness and diversity of Islamic traditions in art and design. This edition, media represented includes painting on very different scales and fashion design, while the sources of inspiration range from embroidered shawls to Arabic calligraphy. An architect is included in the prize for the first time. Multi-media installations evoke the symbolism of light and challenge Western approaches to art history.

The Jameel Prize 5 exhibition will go on international tour. The show will be one of the first exhibitions to be hosted by the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, open from Spring to Autumn 2019.