Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Jameel Show at V&A

BBC News has released a video in which Salma Tuqan, curator of contemporary Middle Eastern art at the V&A Museum in London, witters on about the 10 artists shortlisted for the £25,000 ($40,000) Jameel Prize, which is awarded to contemporary works inspired by Islamic art (title link). Mostly it's what you would expect: modern nonsense with an Islamic twist. One interesting artist is Soody Sharifi, who creates digital collages using enlarged scans of original Persian miniatures in which she inserts her own photographic images, creating what she calls "Maxiatures". The example shown is Fashion Week (2010). CLICK to see the complete shortlist. The winner will be announced in September.


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