Organized by Dubai Tradition in collaboration with Hroof Arabiya journal. Historical past of Arabic Calligraphy within the United Arab Emirates: Distinctive and Inspiring Emirati Creativity and Expertise
Dubai Tradition and Arts Authority (Dubai Tradition) welcomes guests to discover an distinctive exhibition at Al Shindagha Museum, the UAE’s largest heritage museum. This exhibition showcases the deep ardour of Emirati expertise for the artwork of calligraphy and displays the nation’s deep curiosity and dedication to this artwork type. This exhibition, entitled ‘Historical past of Arabic Calligraphy within the United Arab Emirates’, is a part of the primary Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, held below the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Government Council, till October 31. The biennale contains 19 distinctive exhibitions throughout 35+ places in Dubai.
The exhibition, held in collaboration with Hroof Arabiya journal and headlined by Sandooq Al Watan, revisits the origins of this craft and traces the roots of the nationwide curiosity in calligraphy. Looking back, it’s an perception into the efforts of Emirati calligraphers to showcase the flexibility of the Arabic letter. It additionally highlights the efforts of twelve Emirati calligraphers and artists, who make clear their contributions to the development of this artwork type by means of their twelve artworks. HH Sheikha Khawla bint Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi, spouse of HH Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Nationwide Safety Advisor, and founding father of Khawla Artwork and Tradition, presents her work ‘Belfeker’, which displays her literary creativity and poetry , geared toward motivating and inspiring individuals to suppose in a optimistic method. The paintings ‘Biggest of Earnings are People who Profit the Worshippers’ reveals the craftsmanship of calligrapher Hussain Al Sarri and the depth and size of his creative expertise courting again to the early Seventies. Calligrapher and visible artist Mohammed Mandi can also be taking part with two artworks from his ‘Hurrufiyat’, an summary expression of the hurrufiya script with trendy artwork approaches.
The paintings ‘In an Alter of Themselves’, impressed by the poems of the Emirati author and poet Salha Ghabish, is the results of the collaboration between visible artist Dr. Najat Makki and the Sudanese calligrapher Tagelsir Hassan. Abdul Qader Al Rais presents ‘El Waw Collection’, which displays the difference of Arabic letters with visible artwork utilizing watercolor; created throughout his first decade of integrating the Arabic letter into his visible artwork representations.
Calligrapher Khalid Al Jallaf, Chairman of the Emirates Society for Arabic Calligraphy, shares his creative creation by means of a quote from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In the meantime, Ali Al Hammadi expresses his experience in Kufic script, illumination and gilding in his work ‘Helya’. Artist Mahmood Al Abadi presents Surat Al Fats’h elegantly written in thuluth script. The paintings ‘No Loyalty however to the Nation’ by artist Fatima Al Dhanhani fantastically captures the essence of classical Arabic calligraphy. Mohammed Eisa Khalfan reveals his creativity within the paintings ‘Surat Al Hashr’. Artist Fatma Salmeen’s piece ‘Each Love is a Department of its Love’ displays her deep ardour for the diwani jali and thuluth jali scripts.
Along with the gathering of calligraphy works, the exhibition presents a singular ‘Archive Supplies’ part that gives guests the chance to discover a spread of how by which Arabic calligraphy was very evident and current throughout the UAE’s pre-federation historical past and past. . The part shows quite a lot of correspondence letters, administrations, private paperwork, archives and books associated to Islam and Fiq’h science, along with private archival paperwork offered by the Alserkal Cultural Basis, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Olama and the household of the late Butti Bin Bishr.
The exhibition additionally contains six images from the Museum of the Future, Dubai Petroleum Constructing, Cultural and Scientific Affiliation in Dubai, Wahat Al Karam in Abu Dhabi, Al Hikma Mosque in Sharjah and Amna Al Ghurair Mosque in Ajman. Via the picture exhibition, rising Emirati photographer Bader Al Marzooqi paperwork the mixing of Arabic calligraphy into modern structure and trendy design.
The primary version of Dubai Calligraphy Biennale is supported by Al Rostamani Group (Lead Supporter) and Sandooq Al Watan (Supporter) and is held in collaboration with quite a lot of entities within the native cultural scene, together with: Dubai Design District (D3), The Cultural and Scientific Affiliation, Mohammed bin Rashid Library, Expo Metropolis Dubai, DIFC Gate Avenue, Museum of the Future, Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Basis, Juma Al-Majid Centre, Dubai’s Division of Financial system and Tourism, Dubai Media Workplace, Dubai Municipality , Alserkal Avenue, Artwork Dubai, Ladies’s Museum, Tashkeel, Artwork Jameel, Mattar Bin Lahej Gallery, Boccara Gallery, Foundry, Khawla Artwork Gallery, Firetti Gallery, Efie Gallery, BEDU, AWC Gallery, Hobb Bookstore, Opera Gallery, Mondoir Artwork Gallery, thejamjar , Medaf, Mirzam, Kalimat, Slay Café, Body Café, 3IXAM, Huawei and Stage Sneakers.
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