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317 works in the tenth session of the Sharjah Calligraphy Forum

  • The forum is a destination for creators in the art of Arabic calligraphy.

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The sorting committee of the Sharjah Calligraphy Forum, which will start its tenth session next October under the slogan “Irtiqa”, organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Department of Culture in Sharjah, has completed its work by classifying and sorting the written works participating in the general exhibition of the forum’s competition.

The committee received 614 written works by 216 artists, and unanimously selected 317 works that vary between the original trend and modern and contemporary lines, by 146 artists from different countries of the world.

The Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Department and Director of the Forum, Muhammad Al-Qusair, said, "The Sharjah Calligraphy Forum has become a global destination thanks to the great care and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for all arts, as a bridge that bridges distances with the peoples of the world, and as a single universal language with a civilized and enlightening discourse.

He added that the forum's reception of 614 written works from different countries of the world is an affirmation of the universality of the forum, which opens its arms to all creators, stressing that the works chosen represent the vision and spirit of the forum in its uniqueness and renewal to present the Arabic letter in a distinctive and creative way.

The director of the forum described the tenth session as an ideal opportunity for artists to highlight their creativity, especially that its slogan “Irtiqa” carries sublime meanings, pointing out that “Arabic calligraphy is the art that rises to a distinguished position with its uniqueness and creative personality, and every creative work participating in the forum represents a vision aesthetic;

It is a sign of progress.”

Al Multaqa competition allocates appreciation prizes for outstanding works participating in the general exhibition, which is the grand prize of $ 15,000, three prizes for “original” direction, each of $8,000, and three prizes for modern and contemporary calligraphy, each of $8,000, in addition to a special jury prize. Emirati calligraphy valued at $8000.

The general exhibition in the forum includes two sections: the original trend and contemporary and modern calligraphy. The first highlights the recognized artistic formulas in the production of authentic calligraphy painting in the art of Arabic calligraphy and the various methods it includes.

The original requirement is to adhere to the artistic and aesthetic traditions in the manufacture of traditional calligraphic painting in terms of the text, the sequence of reading and the tools used such as paper, ink, gilding and decoration within the diversity of known artistic forms, such as circular and oval compositions, square and rectangle shapes, ornaments and patchwork, and structures of clear and ordinary diwani of all kinds and kufic.

As for the second section, it includes modern and contemporary calligraphic arts, which are literal artwork, sculpture and blank works, and synthetic and conceptual arts with all their tools.

Screening Committee

The sorting committee of the tenth session of the Sharjah Calligraphy Forum, headed by calligrapher Khaled Al Jallaf (UAE), Yousry Al Mamlouk (Egypt), Yaqoub Ibrahim (Jordan), Walid Al Agha (Syria), and Abdul Rahman Amjad (Pakistan).

Muhammed Al Qaseer:

“Arabic calligraphy is the art that rises to a distinguished position with its uniqueness and creative personality, and every creative work participating in the forum represents an aesthetic vision;

It is a sign of progress.”

The works vary between the original trend and modern and contemporary lines.

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In writing, she was received by the screening committee in the next session of the forum.

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