Kaz Rahman

Kaz Rahman

Kaz Rahman is an Artist, Filmmaker and Curator whose style explores the intersection between Islamic artistic expression, the natural elements and contemporary culture. He is the producer of two feature films; Salaat (2010), revolves around the five Muslim prayers and Deccani Souls (2012), a mystical journey that weaves characters through the portentous streets, cafes and chaos of Hyderabad. Rahman is currently a lecturer at Istanbul University.
Contemporary Islamic Art and The Jameel Prize 2018

Contemporary Islamic Art and The Jameel Prize 2018

September 18, 2018
The Jameel Prize is ‘an award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition’ and is currently on view at the V and A Museum until November 25, 2018. This is the fifth edition of the award and exhibition, which is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the organization Art Jameel.
The Jameel Prize in Istanbul

The Jameel Prize in Istanbul

August 10, 2016
The Jameel Prize is ‘an award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition’ and is currently on view at the Pera Museum until August 14th 2016. This is the fourth edition of the award and exhibition which is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the organization Art Jameel.
Turkey 2016 Black Dogs and a Vanquished Coup

Turkey 2016: Black Dogs and a Vanquished Coup

July 28, 2016
"Deccani Souls", "The Battle of Algiers" and "Staging a Revolution" remind us that contemporary Turkey also has a Muslim soul that is able to resist attempted militarized coups and the global hegemony.
30 Words for 30 Days of Ramadan

30 Words for 30 Days of Ramadan

July 1, 2016
Ramadan is a spiritual and reflective time for Muslims and one of enormous self-discipline in our hectic 21st century existence.
Istanbul and Contemporary Islamic Art

Istanbul and Contemporary Islamic Art

April 25, 2016
The notion of Contemporary Islamic Art is challenging for many people. For some the very word ‘Contemporary’ has certain connotations of vulgarity or obscurity; for others the term ‘Islamic Art’ is politicized.