Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Sharjah 7th Calligraphy Biennial 2016

Tibetan Calligraphy in the UAE

'Sphere of Dharmata' Tashi Mannox 2016

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial has always been known to be of one of the most remarkable events taking place in the region. It aims at revealing the power of the letter in bringing cultures together. Through predominantly Arabic Calligraphy from contemporary artists across the Islamic world, there are over 206 calligraphy artists taking part, including other calligraphy masters of different cultures and traditions, totalling of 683 works.

Sharjah is the neighbouring state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It is celebrated for its vast internationally attended universities and museums of the arts and Islamic culture.

So if you find yourself in Dubai Between 6th April – 6th June 2016 why not take the short drive to the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum to feast your eyes on the marvels of Islamic and other calligraphy disciplines of the world.

For the Sharjah Biennial in general, exhibition sites are a range of venues including the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, the Sharjah Art Museum, and the nearby traditional buildings and courtyards of the Arts and Heritage areas.

This is the third Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial that Tashi Mannox has been invited to partake, this time exhibiting two of his Tibetan calligrahy pieces especially created for this event, as seen above and below. 

'Born of Bindu' Tashi Mannox 2016

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