Victoria & Albert Museum JAMEEL PRIZE (London)
Jameel Prize Shortlisted Artists and Designers 2011
The 10 shortlisted artist and designers for 2011 are:
* Noor Ali Chagani
* Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
* Bita Ghezelayagh
* Babak Golkar
* Aisha Khalid
* Hayv Kahraman
* Rachid Koraichi
* Hazem El Mestikawy
* Hadieh Shafie
* Soody Sharifi
Hadieh Shafie will show two new works, 22500 (2011) and 26000 (2011) which are a continuation of her signature paper scroll works. In Hadieh Shafie’s work, the notion of meditative process, repetition and time as found in Islamic art, craft and architecture is a constant element.
Made up of 22,500 and 26,000 strips of paper, each scroll is marked with printed and hand written Farsi (Persian) text then tightly rolled into concentric circles, concealing or revealing different elements of the text. The concentric forms of both text and material take their inspiration from the dance of the whirling dervish. Shafie’s paper scroll works demonstrate a constant element of her work which is the significance of process, repetition and time, all rooted in the influence of Islamic art and craft. Hadieh seeks to create work which is rich in layers of meaning and gives the viewer an opportunity for contemplation and reflection.
Hadieh Shafie was born in Iran and lives and works in the USA.