Kamrooz Aram, Installation view at Jameel Prize 5
Victoria and Albert Musuem, London, 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.
Kamrooz Aram, Untitled (from the series, Ancient Through Modern 26), 2016
Postcards and book cloth on linen mounted on panel, 51 x 76 cm
Kamrooz Aram, Untitled (from the series, Ancient Through Modern 29), 2016
Book pages, book cloth, and pencil on board with walnut frame, 91 x 67 cm
Kamrooz Aram, Ephesian Fog, 2016
Wood and brass pedestal, oil on ceramic (vase)
acrylic, oil and pencil on linen, Dimensions variable
Kamrooz Aram, Ephesian Fog (detail), 2016