Jameel Prize 4 announces shortlisted artists


London’s V&A has announced its shortlist of 11 artists and designers for the upcoming Jameel Prize 2016, which will be launched in June at the Pera Museum in Istanbul.

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Fragility and the machine: Morocco’s Mounir Fatmi – artist profile


Morrocan artist Mounir Fatmi addresses doubts, fears and desires through architecture, machines and twists of phrases.

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Turning tradition on its head: Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi – interview


Art Radar spoke with Pakistani husband and wife artist duo Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid about their connection with the miniature painting tradition and what makes their artwork anything but ordinary.

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The V&A’s Islamic art exhibition goes on tour in Russia


London’s Victoria and Albert Museum tours The Jameel Prize 3 shortlist exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art and Design in Kazan and Moscow, Russia, as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

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Taking down the “tyranny of context”: Jameel Prize 3 nominations – picture feast


The 10 shortlisted artists for the third Jameel Prize, which aims to showcase artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions, testify to the V&A’s deliberate move away from the ‘tyranny of context’.

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Middle Eastern art scene develops: 4 top posts


Another addition to Art Radar‘s ‘Lists’ series, this time we bring you four top posts dealing with the developing Middle Eastern art market and its enigmatic artists.

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Islamic tradition reworked by 10 Jameel Prize finalists – artwork and artists


The 10 finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize have been announced. To qualify for this V&A-administered prize, all artists must seek influence from Islamic art.

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“Angels in Combat”, contemporary Islamic art by Afruz Amighi


Islamic art is moving into the contemporary realm. Award-winning Iranian artist Afruz Amighi exhibited Islamic-inspired work in Dubai earlier this year.

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