Making Heaven Shine
Saturday 23 July
Free, no booking required. Places available on a first-come first-served basis.
12:00-13:00 & 16:00-17:00
Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
Watch storyteller Xanthe Gresham's new performance inspired by the Jameel Prize 2011 artists and designers.
Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham presents a new piece inspired by dialogue with the Jameel Prize 2011 shortlisted artists and designers. A whirl of ancient and modern tales that unfold.
‘Xanthe Gresham unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower, at the end you leave with something beautiful created in your own mind.’ British Theatre Review
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
Listen as Jameel Prize 2009 artist Hassan Hajjaj discusses a photographic work in progress on the Gnawa master musicians . This will be accompanied by a music performance by Gnawa musician Simo Lagnawi.
Introduction by Amina Dahbi Skali, UK Director of the Fes Festival of Sacred Music.
Jameel Prize 2011
The Jameel Prize is a bi-annual £25,000 international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design. It aims to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work.
The Jameel Prize 2011 shortlisted artists and designers span a geographical region stretching from North America, to France, Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran.
They are: Noor Ali Chagani, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Bita Ghezelayagh, Babak Golkar, Aisha Khalid, Hayv Kahraman, Rachid Koraichi, Hazem El Mestikawy, Hadieh Shafie and Soody Sharifi.
The works on display range from felt costumes to sculpture made from hand-made terracotta bricks and from mirror mosaic to digital collages.
The Jameel Prize 2011 exhibition will be on display at the V&A in the Studio Gallery and Jameel Gallery from July 21st - September 25th 2011.
Please note that photography and filming will be taking place during the programme. Images will be used by the V&A for publicity purposes.
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