Calligraphic Art: Interaction between Hong Kong and Iranian Artists

Exhibition Gallery 2-5, Hong Kong Central Library ( 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong )

The exhibition will be postponed in view of the HK government's latest disease prevention measures. Please keep close attention to our notices regarding exhibition arrangement. Thank you.

H ong Kong artists specialized in ink painting are generally skilled in calligraphy to strengthen dots and lines, and facilitate inclusion of colophons in painting. Some might attempt inclusion of calligraphy-related elements such as words, characters, alphabets and symbols in their work, to express contemporary view of calligraphy and painting from one single source.

Middle Eastern countries are all in the Islam faith. Their sacred temples are only decorated with patterns based on their special type of writing or calligraphy. Artists are rarely concerned with representational forms. Calligraphy and its variations create highly distinctive visual forms dominating their work. This would be the first exhibition features works from the Middle East displayed alongside with Hong Kong works, representing contemporary calligraphic art trends from different cultures globally.

Curators:
Hong Kong Section - Wucius Wong
Iran Section - Yas Mostashari Chang and Nazila Noebashari

Participating Artists:
Hong Kong - Wucius Wong (王無邪), Wong Hau Kwei (黃孝逵), Ma Tat Wai (馬達為), Wong Chau Tung (王秋童), Ng Kwun Lun (吳觀麟), Lam Tian Xing (林天行), Ho Siu Chung, Alex (何少中)
Iran - Charles Hossein Zendehroudi, Farzad Kohan, Siah Aramjani, Hossein Valamanesh, Fereydoon Omidi, Arita Shahrzad, Iman Safaei, Mahdieh Pazoki, Farnaz Rabieijah, Mahya Tolookian, Farshid Davoodi, Allahyar Najafi

Presented by

Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

Organiser

Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society

Supported by

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited

Innotier

Prizm Group

Media Partner

The Culturist

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N7 Communication