Jameel Prize

It is not supposed to be a regional affair. In fact, Salma Tuqan, the co-curator of the Jameel Prize, is quick to point out that this is “not an east-west dialogue” but a global contemporary art prize that simply has regional leanings because of its only stipulation: the art must be inspired by Islamic tradition. But days after announcing 10 shortlisted nominees for the £25,000 (Dh139,200) award, Tuqan and her team were on their way to Dubai to host an informal talk and discuss the evolution of the prize.

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