Calligraphic Art: Interaction Between Hong Kong And Iranian Artists

Parallel Events
1. AR Gallery – INK-ART Around
Period: 25-26 February and 4-5 March, 2023 (SAT & SUN)
Time: 12:00nn – 7:00pm (except 4 March*)
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery 1
Details: Aiming to integrate traditional ink art with technology, Hong Kong Culture Festival collaborates with MMITA and education partner Asia Art Hong Kong for an AR Art Exhibition. (Augmented Reality). The public can create their own ink art and upload to the AR Gallery for virtual exhibition.
*The opening hours on 4 March is 5:00pm – 7:00pm

2. Calligraphic Art Interaction
Date: 4 March, 2023
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 1, Hong Kong Central Library
Details: Master Wucius Wong will lead the Hong Kong artists to swing their strokes at the event. The public are welcome to join.

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Hong 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.

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, Siah Aramjani, Hossein Valamanesh, Fereydoon Omidi, Arita Shahrzad, Iman Safaei, Mahdieh Pazoki, Farnaz Rabieijah, Mahya Tolookian, Farshid Davoodi, Allahyar Najafi, Abol Atighetchi

Presented by:
Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society

Supported by:
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited
Prizm Group

Media Partner:
The Culturist

Education Partner:
Asia Art Hong Kong
Design and Built by
N7 Communication

Date: 05/02/2023 - 08/03/2023
Time: Monday - Sunday 10am - 7pm
Special opening hours: 8 March 2023 (Wed) 10am - 3pm
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 1-5, Hong Kong Central Library ( 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong )
Programme Photo