Tuesday 14 July 2009

Jameel prize (Turner prize of Islamic Art) winner announced

Afruz Amighi has been chosen as the winner of the Jameel international art prize, touted as the Islamic art world's equivalent to the Turner prize, for her painting 1001 Pages. Nine artists were shortlisted for the award, worth £25,000, whose work the panel judges to 'contribute to a broader debate about Islamic culture'. Zaha Hadid, patron of the Jameel prize, hopes the biannual event will inspire future generations of contemporary Muslim artists. Shortlisted works can be seen in a temporary display gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 12 September 2009

You can see some of the work here.

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