Showing posts with label Jameel Prize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jameel Prize. Show all posts

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feb 7 'Arabology' Podcast ft Interview with Tania Saleh + Message by Jameel Prize Winner Rachid Koraichi

The Feb 7, 2013 edition of 'Arabology' features a 3-part interview (in English) with Lebanese alternative singer Tania Saleh and a special message by artist Rachid Koraichi who received the Jameel Prize in 2011 for his works that were inspired by traditions of Islamic craft and design.  The show also features great alternative Arabic music (along with commentary in English) by Ahmed Rock (Revolution Records) , Ibn Thabit, Ramy Essam, Dal'ouna, Ramzi Aburedwan, May Matar.








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Monday, January 21, 2013

Jameel Prize Winning Artist Rachid Koraishi at Stanford


Artist Rachid Koraishi  in California, Feb 2013
Rachid Koraishi's work on display at Stanford



Rachid Koraichi, The Invisible Masters, 2008. Courtesy of October Gallery. Photo by Jonathan Greet

Rachid Koraichi, recipient of the 2011 Jameel Prize, will be giving a talk titled “Eternity Is the Absence of Time” at Stanford's Cantor Museum/Arts Center on Thursday January 24 at 5:30 pm. The talk will take place against the backdrop of his award-winning work The Invisible Masters where Koraichi will discuss The Path of Roses, a series of installations that develop over time and in different locations.

The Jameel Prize is the Victoria and Albert Museum's international art prize awarded to a contemporary artist or designer inspired by traditions of Islamic craft and design. Ten artists and designers were shortlisted.

Koraichi's artwork is currently on display at Stanford's Cantor Museum as part of an exhibition [The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition] displaying works ranging from felt costumes to sculpture made from hand-made terracotta bricks, and from mirror mosaic to digital collages inspired by traditional Persian miniature paintings. The exhibition is free and open to the public through March 10, 2013 and is open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY. For more info see http://events.stanford.edu/events/334/33435. The event is supported by the Victoria and Albert Museum London (V&A) in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives and is made available at Stanford thanks to the support of Cantor Arts Center Members and the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.

In addition to Koraichi's talk on January 24, there are other campus events taking place that have to do with this event. On Thursday, February 7, beginning at 5:30 pm, a panel of experts will engage in scholarly debate about contemporary Islamic art. “Axis of Light,” a 60-minute documentary film about eight artists from the Middle East, including Rachid Koraïchi, will be shown; event details to be announced. The programs are open to the public with free admission.

Soody Sharifi, Fashion Week, 2010. Courtesy of the LTMH Gallery, New York
Currently on display at Stanford's Cantor Museum thru March 10, 2013



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jameel Prize Exhibition at Stanford: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition (Dec 12-March 10, 2013)

First U.S. Viewing of International Exhibition
The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition
December 12, 2012–March 10, 2013
Stanford University

Soody Sharifi, Fashion Week, 2010. Courtesy of the LTMH Gallery, New York

Stanford, Calif. — On view for the first time in the United States, “The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition” opens December 12 at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. This special exhibition presents the work of 10 artists selected as finalists for the prestigious Jameel Prize, an international award bestowed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. 

The Jameel Prize, awarded for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, encourages the exploration of long-established practices of Islamic art, craft and design within a contemporary framework. The resulting exhibition demonstrates that artists can and do use these traditions in ways that are vividly relevant to the contemporary world. The prize also fosters a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.

The Jameel Prize is truly international. Awarded every two years, it is open to all entrants and not restricted to Muslims or those from the Islamic world. Entry for the Jameel Prize is by nomination. For the 2011 Jameel Prize, the names of almost 200 artists and designers were put forward from countries as diverse as the United States, Spain, Nigeria, Egypt and Pakistan. From this list, 10 finalists were selected, with one chosen as a winner for a prize of 25,000 British pounds, or approximately 35,800 U.S. dollars.

This exhibition presents art by all 10 finalists, more than 20 works that draw on the artists’ and designers’ own local and regional traditions, celebrating particular materials and iconography with strong references to traditional Islamic art. The artworks on view range from felt costumes to sculptural installations made from handmade terracotta bricks, from mirror mosaic to digital collages inspired by classical Persian miniature paintings. In many of the pieces, there is an underlying reference to the artists’ own “hybrid” cultural identity, in addition to the contrast between old and new, minimalism and ornament, home and exile.

The finalists are culturally diverse, representing many countries. The youngest artist, Noor Ali Chagani, was born in Pakistan, and he lives in Lahore. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who has works in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, was born in Iran but spent many years in the United States; she currently lives in Tehran. Bita Ghezelayagh, born in Italy, now lives in London and Tehran. Babak Golkar, born in the United States, now lives in Canada. Hayv Kahraman, born in Iraq, now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rachid Koraïchi, born in Algeria, now lives in Tunisia and France. Hazem EI Mestikawy, born in Egypt, lives in Egypt and Austria. Hadieh Shafie, born in Iran, lives in the United States. Soody Sharifi, born in Iran, lives in the United States. (See artists’ bios below.)

Rachid Koraïchi won the Jameel Prize 2011 for his series of embroidered cloth banners entitled “Les Maitres invisibles” (“The Invisible Masters”), made in 2008. Koraïchi uses Arabic calligraphy and symbols and ciphers from a range of other languages and cultures to explore the lives and legacies of the 14 great mystics of Islam. These “masters” include great Muslim thinkers and poets such as Rumi and EI Arabi, whose teachings have spread even to the West.

The exhibition continues to March 10, on view in three spaces at the Cantor Arts Center. Koraïchi’s banners hang prominently from the Geballe Family Balcony, over the Cantor’s main lobby. The other works are presented upstairs in the Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery and the Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery.

The exhibition is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum London (V&A) in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Cantor Arts Center Members and the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University, which has made possible the exhibition’s presentation at Stanford.

Related events include a Spotlight Talk by a graduate student on Friday, January 11 at 2 pm and a Artist's Talk by Rachid Koraïchi on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 pm. On Thursday, February 7, beginning at 5:30 pm, a panel of experts will engage in scholarly debate about contemporary Islamic art. “Axis of Light,” a 60-minute documentary film about eight artists from the Middle East, including Rachid Koraïchi, will be shown; event details to be announced. The programs are open to the public with free admission.

The Cantor Arts Center is open Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm. Admission is free. The Center is located on the Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. Parking is free after 4 pm. weekdays and all day on weekends. Information: 650-723-4177, museum.stanford.edu

For more info see http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/jameel.html
Also see http://events.stanford.edu/events/294/29453/


Rachid Koraichi, The Invisible Masters, 2008. Courtesy of October Gallery. Photo by Jonathan Greet




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