Islamic art prize contenders on show at V&A Museum

10 August 2011

Outstanding contemporary works made in the tradition of Islamic art and design have gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

The pieces – ranging from sculpture to digital collages – are all by the 10 artists & designers shortlisted for the annual Jameel Prize. The £25,000 international art award this year saw 200 nominations from countries as diverse as the United States, Spain, Nigeria, Egypt and Pakistan.

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The works are on display in the South Kensington museum’s Studio Gallery. The overall winner of the Jameel Prize will be announced on 12 September as chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by former V&A director Sir Mark Jones.

To find out more about the shortlisted works and the history of the Jameel Prize, visit the V&A website here.

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