San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) announces The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by the Islamic Tradition

. April 30, 2013

San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) presents The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by the Islamic Tradition an exhibition on view May 24 through August 11, 2013.

The Jameel Prize, inaugurated in 2009, is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design. The initiative was launched by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to explore the cultural dialogue between the Islamic artistic tradition and contemporary practice, and to contribute to a broader debate about Islamic culture.

Leading curators, designers, artists and cultural figures around the world were invited to nominate candidates. Nearly 200 submissions were received, and from these, a panel of judges chose a shortlist of ten artists and designers. The ten finalists were invited to submit work for an exhibition at the V&A that was held in the summer of 2011. www.samuseum.org

Category: Fine Art

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