CANAN and Cevdet Erek shortlisted for 4th Jameel Prize

on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Posted in May, ---2016---

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London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced a shortlist of 11 artists and designers for the 4th edition of the Jameel Prize, including CANAN and Cevdet Erek. The prize’s corresponding exhibition will be held at Pera Museum in Istanbul, marking its first ever launch at an external venue. Organised by V&A in partnership with Art Jameel, the exhibition will be on view from 8 June - 14 August 2016.

The eleven shortlisted artists and designers are David Chalmers Alesworth, Rasheed Araeen, Lara Assouad, CANAN, Cevdet Erek, Sahand Hesamiyan, Lucia Koch, Ghulam Mohammad, Shahpour Pouyan, Wael Shawky and Bahia Shehab.

Over 280 nominations for the Jameel Prize 4 were received from countries as far ranging as Afghanistan, Mali, Puerto Rico and Thailand. A panel of judges, chaired by V&A Director, Martin Roth, selected the shortlist. Works on show will range from delicate paper collages to an animated video installation with marionettes and from ceramics, calligraphy and sculpture to artist’s books.

Cevdet Erek, Ruler
Cevdet Erek, Ruler Day Night (Start 14 September) (2011) Wood, ink, Perspex Courtesy of the artist and AKINCI, Amsterdam Photo: Peter Cox

CANAN, Resistance on Istiklal Street (2014) Ink, colours and gold on paper Courtesy of the artist and Rampa Photo: André Carvalho and Tugba Karatop - Chroma

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