Jameel prize's modern twist on traditional Islamic art
The works of nine artists short-listed for the Saudi-sponsored Jameel Prize have been exhibited in venues throughout the Arab world, underlining a new cultural collaboration between countries and boosting interest in contemporary interpretations of traditional Islamic art.
The winning entry, 1,001 Pages by Iranian-born New York artist Afruz Amighi, is made of material used for refugee tents that is stencilled, hung and illuminated to cast a complex pattern of light and shadow.
Sylvia Smith visited the Sharjah's Museum for Islamic Civilisation in the United Arab Emirates to look at some of the featured exhibits.
29 Sep 2010
- From the section Middle East