The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) in partnership with Art Jameel and A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan with support from the British Council Kazakhstan open Jameel Prize 4, an international touring exhibition showing the work of the 11 finalists for the fourth Jameel Prize. 

The award, which has been held biennially since 2009, is for contemporary artists and designers from around the globe who have been inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design.

The opening of Jameel Prize 4 at the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts is the first presentation of the Jameel Prize in Kazakhstan. The exhibition shows the breadth and richness of Islamic tradition through the varied responses of the shortlisted artists and designers.  35 works of art, from delicate paper collages and video work with marionettes to ceramics, sculpture and artist books, demonstrate the vitality of the cultural conversation taking place between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary practice.  

About the Exhibition

  • Jameel Prize 4 will be on show at the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty from 29 October 2017 – 7 January 2018
  • The A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts is the third and final venue for Jameel Prize 4. The exhibition previously toured to the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey from 8 June 2016 – 14 August 2016, where Ghulam Mohammad was announced the winner on 7 June 2016, and to the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea from 30 June 2017 – 8 October 2017.
Rasheed Araeen. Al-GhazaliAl-GhazaliAl-GhazaliAl-Ghazali (2010-11). Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. ©

Vipul Sangoi.

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