Friday, 10 December 2010

ʻLe Salonʼ for the Jameel Prize, Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

11.Nov.2010 - 09.Jan.2011
“The Jameel Prize 2009” exhibition of Victoria & Albert Museum in London, organised by Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), opens its doors on November 12, 2010. The Prize, which is given to contemporary artists and designers who are inspired by the Islamic art and culture, aims to raise awareness of the thriving interaction between contemporary practice and the rich artistic heritage of Islam, and to contribute to a broader debate about Islamic culture. The inaugural prize was won by New York-based Iranian-born artist Afruz Amighi for her submission, 1001 Pages (2008), and will be shown alongside works by the 8 shortlisted artists and designers. The Jameel Prize 2009, which is an exhibition of contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, can be seen until January 9, 2011.

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