Many of the proms have been so crowded that we have, on occasion, had to find a bit more space in the V&A. I commend the Jameel Prize 2011 to everyone reading R3OK, inspired by traditions of Islamic craft and design. http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/j/jameel-prize/
I am not quite sure who should win, you can vote and/or comment (in the V&A) if you want, but here is the shortlist, dominated by (5) Iran(ians): http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/j/jameel-prize-2011-shortlist/
' reports that in Iran, life models wear pants, which may prove something of a problem, although probably no longer to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.
" ... I had no hope that I would be one of [the nominees for the Jameel prize], out of so many artists. But," she adds with a mischievous cackle, "maybe I do deserve to win it, when I am 87 years old."http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jul/12/monir-shahroudy-farmanfarmaian-jameel-prize
The sculptor, Noor Ali Chagani, uses miniature hand made bricks to imitate large building blocks, referring to our fundamental desires to provide a house for shelter. The curves and movements of the bricks in 'Lifeline
' are like a piece of cloth, serving as protection, shelter and wrapping, as clothes provide a second skin, yet made of brittle and hard bricks they define the toughness and hardships of life’s daily struggle. You may, of course, prefer the fashion on display, whether on the shortlist itself or elsewhere.http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/fashion/
You can also see something called 'Infinity
' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150209785538880.318448.13987918879
"Initially these walls were constructed as hurdles and represented the insurmountable burden obstacles that consume our daily lives ... "
It did not last long!