Jameel Prize 3


'Istanbul Contrast', Dice Kayek, 2010. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Exhibition, V&A Museum London, UK, until 21 April 2014.
The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design, and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today. This prize was conceived after the redesign and redisplay of the V&A's Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which opened in July 2006 and comprises one of the world's great collections of Islamic art from the Middle East (the V&A began to collect art from the Islamic world in the 1850s), complementing the Gallery by showcasing new art and design that reflects Islamic traditions of the past.