Over 40 works on display at calligraphic exhibition

DUBAI — Shaikh Mayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA), on Sunday opened an exhibition of calligraphic works drawn from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Art Collection 1.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Jun 2008, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:35 PM

The exhibition, which runs till June 29 in the lobby of Building 5 in the DIFC, features over 40 works of renowned calligraphy artists from various Arab and Islamic countries.

After the inauguration, Shaikh Mayed toured the exhibition along with Dr Omar bin Sulaiman, Governor of DIFC and Managing Director of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

Dr Bin Sulaiman said, "The exhibition features verses from the Holy Quran, the Hadith, prayers, poems, words of wisdom and proverbs. Two pieces have used quotes of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

"This exhibition is one of the events organised by the Department of Art and Culture in DIFC to contribute towards realising Dubai's cultural vision. We hope that this event serves to raise public awareness of both contemporary calligraphic art as well as the great cultural heritage of the Arab and Islamic world. We believe that events such as this will contribute to developing Dubai into a hub for artistic and creative professionals."

The artists whose works are displayed at the exhibition include Mohamed Mendi from the UAE, Aytain Turyaki, Sawash Jowaik, Ali Tawi, Farhad Towrlo, Fo'ad Bashar, Mustafa Halim and Mumtaz Sajkin (all from Turkey), Taj Alsir Hassan from Sudan, Wesam Shoqat from Iraq and Yaqoub Ibrahim from Jordan. The works have used a range of scripts including Thuluth, Diwani, Naskh and Kufi.

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