Jameel Prize 2011

I was working at the V&A yesterday and was keeping an eye on this show all day.
'Migrant 8', Hayv Kahraman, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Collection of Tarek & Lina Damerji.

‘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.

'Name, Class, Subject', Aisha Khalid, 2009. Courtesy of the artist, Corvi Mora Gallery and Raking Leaves.
‘Name, Class, Subject’, Aisha Khalid, 2009. Courtesy of the artist, Corvi Mora Gallery and Raking Leaves.

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.

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