Islamic Contemporary Art & Design Award
London V&A Museum exhibits best work inspired by Islamic contemporary art. Jameel Prize award is presented every other year for almost ten years. It gives a real treat to discover emerging art from Middle East. Image by Kamrooz Aram, Ephesian Fog, 2016, Dubai
The main difference between Western and Islamic art is that the latter is mainly decorative, whereas Western art today is mostly about self expression.
It is interesting to observe how Islamic art is slowly moving more towards self expression, and how that is manifesting in various ways.
The exhibition gathers together a great variety of art and design forms from craft and textiles to architecture and painting.