The Jameel Prize 5 exhibition at the V&A features eight finalists whose respective countries range from Bangladesh to Iraq to France and the United States. The finalists are: Kamrooz Aram, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, naqsh collective, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir and Marina Tabassum. Their varied practices include architecture, painting and fashion design to abstract work and multi-media installation. This variety highlights the richness of Islamic tradition as a source of contemporary creativity, which in turn shows how the Islamic past is relevant now. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of lectures, workshops, drop-in design sessions and performances.
The exhibition is open from 28 June – 25 November, 2018 and is free and open to the public.