The Jameel Prize Exhibition: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 in Events

December 12, 2012 – March 10, 2013, Cantor Arts Center
(328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305; directions & parking)

First U.S. Viewing of International Exhibition:
This international exhibition presents the work of 10 finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize which explores long-established practices of Islamic art, craft, and design within a contemporary framework. It is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum London in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. Its presentation at Stanford is made possible in collaboration with Cantor Arts Center and by the generous support of the Cantor Arts Center Members. Admission is free. A brief video about the exhibition is available here. For more information, please click here.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program and the Cantor Arts Center are organizing the following events:

January 11, 2013, 2:00 pm – SPOTLIGHT ON ART (more)
Ahoo Najafian (Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies, Stanford University) discusses artist Bita Ghezelayagh’s Felt Memories.

January 24, 2013, 5:30 pm – ARTIST’S LECTURE (more)
Rachid Koraïchi (Recipient of the 2011 Jameel Prize), “Eternity is the Absence of Time”

February 7, 2013, 5:30 pm – ROUNDTABLE ON ISLAMIC ART (more)
Iftikhar Dadi (Cornell University)
Nada Shabout (University of North Texas)
Taraneh Hemami (Curator & Artist)
Shahzad Bashir (Stanford University)

February 8, 2013, 2:00 pm – SPOTLIGHT ON ART (more)
Ravinder Binning
 (Ph.D. Candidate in Art& Art History, Stanford University)  discusses artist Soody Sharifi’s Fashion Week and Frolicking Women in the Pool.

March 6, 2013, 1:00 pm – SPOTLIGHT ON ART (more)
Sukanya Chakrabarty (Ph.D. Candidate in Theater and Performance Studies) discusses Aisha Kahlid’s Kashmiri Shawl.

All events are co-sponsored by and presented at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

(328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305; directions & parking)

All events are free and open to the public. Please click here for the event poster. For questions, please contact

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