11.10.2014 – 23.11.2014
Moscow State Exhibition Hall ‘New Manege’
Nasser Al Salem
The Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege" with the support of Triumph gallery will present a major exhibition representing the shortlisted artists of a prestigious international competition: the Jameel Prize 3. The exhibition will feature over 20 works of 10 artists and designers from all over the world: Azerbaijan, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and France. The Exhibition is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum London (V&A) in partnership with Art Jameel.
The artworks are shown in Moscow for the first time and are diverse in their style: unique Arabic calligraphy and typography, a tile work floor re-created in spices, dresses inspired by the architecture and ornaments of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, as well as video and miniatures. All these art objects are original and stylistically executed in various techniques and were made by contemporary artists and designers.
The winners of the Jameel Prize 3 are, Dice Kayek. The finalists that will be presented are: Faig Ahmed, Nada Debs, Mounir Fatmi, Rahul Jain, Waqas Khan, Laurent Mareschal, Nasser Al Salem, Florie Salnot and Pascal Zoghbi.
The Prize, founded in partnership with Art Jameel, was conceived after the renovation of the V&A’s Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which opened in July 2006 to present the rich artistic heritage of the Islamic world. The prize aims to raise awareness of the thriving interaction between contemporary practice and this great historical heritage and to broaden understanding of Islamic culture and its place in the world.
Award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid is Patron of the Jameel Prize. The judges were: Thomas Heatherwick, designer and founder of Heatherwick Studio; Rashid Koraïchi, winner of the Jameel Prize 2; Martin Roth, V&A Director; Nada Shabout, Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at the University of North Texas, USA; and Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography.
Tim Stanley, senior curator for the V&A’s Middle Eastern collection, with Salma Tuqan, the V&A’s curator of Middle Eastern contemporary art and design, are the curators of the Jameel Prize 3 exhibition.