Jameel Prize 4 exhibition in Istanbul was organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum.
Over 280 nominations for the Jameel Prize 4 were received from countries as far ranging as Afghanistan, Mali, Puerto Rico and Thailand. A panel of judges, chaired by V&A Director, Martin Roth, selected the shortlist. Works on show ranged from delicate paper collages to an animated video installation with marionettes and from ceramics, calligraphy and sculpture to artist’s books.
The eleven shortlisted artists and designers were David Chalmers Alesworth, Rasheed Araeen, Lara Assouad, CANAN, Cevdet Erek, Sahand Hesamiyan, Lucia Koch, Ghulam Mohammad, Shahpour Pouyan, Wael Shawky, and Bahia Shehab. This catalog, published for the Jameel Prize 4, provides information on the background of this international award for contemporary art and design. It also offers different perspectives on the relationship between contemporary art and Islamic tradition.
Year of Publication: 2016
Number of pages: 15
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
20 A Historical Precedent: Islamic art in South Kensington
32 Constructing a Global Reach: How the Jameel Prize Is Run
Camilla Cañellas ve Ann Jones
38 The Emergence of the Jameel Prize: A Judge’s View
45 Enter Light: An Artist’s Response to the Jameel Prize
50 Education and the Jameel Prize: The View from Sharjah
54 The View from Madrid: A Jameel Prize Exhibition at the Casa Árabe
59 Design and Jameel Prize
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
65 The Place of Crafts
70 Reflections on the Conception of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art
79 What’s in a Name? Contemplating the “Islamic” in the “Contemporary”
89 Crafting Selves | Testing Voices: An Introduction to Jameel Prize 4
136 Artists’ Biographies
144 Biographies of Judging Panel and Curators
148 Authors’ Biographies
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