‘Migrant 8′, Hayv Kahraman, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Collection of Tarek & Lina Damerji.
The Jameel Prize 2011, inspired by Islamic art and design, it is an prize featuring 10 international artists. It struck me that most of the artists are pretty young and that much of their work has a profound political edge – something pretty lacking in most western artforms these days.
If you want to find where the edge is right now, it is more likely with the Islamic youth of the middle east and north africa than the consumeristic entertainment and comfort driven west.
If you’re in London and want to go check out the show, it is on until 25th September at the Victoria and Albert museum – click here for more info.