Jameel Prize 3

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by Pascal Zoghbi

Courtesy of the artist

by Laurent Mareschal

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Marie Cini, Photo: Tami Notsani

by Nasser Al Salem

Courtesy of the artist and Athr Gallery

by Nada Debs

Courtesy of Mathaf, Photo: Marino Solokhov

by Dice Kayek

Courtesy of Dice Kayek, Photo: Dice Kayek Archive

by Faig Ahmed

Courtesy of YAY! Gallery, Photo: Fakhriyya Mammedova

by Mounir Fatmi

Courtesy of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

by Florie Salnot

Courtesy of Florie Salnot, Photo: Dominic Tschudin

by Rahul Jain

Courtesy of Lekha and Ranjan Poddar collection, New Delhi. Photo: Ashok Dilwal

by Waqas Khan

Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Armani Art Gallery

Biennial prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of craft and design. The exhibition showcases the work of the ten artists and designers shortlisted for the £25,000 prize. Around 270 nominations were received from countries including Algeria, Brazil, Kosovo, Norway and Russia. Shortlisted artists include Faig Ahmed, who will show two works, 'Hollow' and 'Pixelate Tradition' from his series of works inspired by traditional Azerbaijani rug making, Rahul Jain, a textile designer and historian who will show works made on traditional Indian drawlooms, and Waqas Khan, who conjures visual infinity through dots, marks and lines executed on a large scale. The winner is announced on December 10.

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This bijou exhibition at the V&A presents some of the world’s best Islamic-inspired art and design. The display includes dresses, carpets, film and textiles, alongside more traditional media. Typography features prominently in this, the third year of the competition, as modern Arabic typeface design catches up with its Roman counterpart. Standout entries include Nada Debs’ mammoth Concrete Carpet, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and Rahul Jain’s shimmering fabrics. You don’t need any knowledge of Islamic art, or a connection to the faith, to thoroughly enjoy this beautifully-curated collection of contemporary art. For more of the latest arts reviews, check out www.curatedlondon.co.uk