Jameel Prize 3 is lots more exciting, in my opinion, than Jameel 1 and 2 were. There’s some proper art. None of it’s Iranian – but there are two artists who are using Persian materials and techniques in some wonderful ways.
Look at Faig Ahmed’s carpets.
Do not adjust your monitor!
I think they speak for themselves, though if you want some words, then here is the V&A video
Look at his own website to see an even bigger selection
The other shortlisted Jameel artist I think you might be especially interested in is Rahul Jain, a textile designer who recreates Mughal silk textiles from the 17th and 18th centuries. I think there are lots of Persian links – look at the example below and see if you agree: