Calligraphic Art: Interaction between Hong Kong and Iranian Artists

Exhibition Gallery 2-5, Hong Kong Central Library
28 January 2022 (Fri) - 15 February 2022 (Tue)
10am - 8pm

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.

Mid-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 Nobashar

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 (何少中)
Iran - Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, Farzad Kohan, Siah Armajani, Hossein Valamanesh, Fereydoon Omidi, Arita Shahrzad, Iman Safaie, Mahdieh Pazoki, Farnaz Rabieijah, Mahya Tolookian, Farshid Davoodi, Allahyar Najafi

 

 

Title Sponsor

Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

Supported by

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Julius Group

Prizm Group

Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited