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Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics

8 June


Founded in 2009, the Jameel Prize is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Jameel; it is the world’s leading award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. This sixth edition, the first to have a focus on contemporary design, features works by the eight finalists: Golnar Adili (Iran), Hadeyeh Badri (UAE), Kallol Datta (India), Farah Fayyad (Lebanon), Sofia Karim (UK), Jana Traboulsi (Lebanon), Bushra Waqas Khan (Pakistan) and Ajlan Gharem (Saudi Arabia) – who was chosen as the winner of the prize for his architectural installation Paradise Has Many Gates (2015, above)⁠.

The exhibition, which is curated by the V&A’s Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East Rachel Dedman, debuted at the V&A in London in 2021. It has since toured to Chile and Argentina before arriving home in the UAE. It’s in Galleries 1-3 at the Jameel.

To 7 January.


8 June
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Jameel Arts Centre
Al Jaddaf
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