Hurufiyya: Art and Identity Exhibition - Hurufiyya: Art and Identity Exhibition
- 30 Nov 2016 - 28 Jan 2017
- | Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- | Exhibition
- | Open For Public
The BA Art Exhibitions and Collections Department is organizing this exhibition in cooperation with Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will include a lecture by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation, on politics in modern Arab art. Writer Charbel Dagher will also deliver a lecture titled “Discovering Art and Identity in Hurufiyya”.
Hurufiyya is an artistic trend that aims to create visual art inspired by Arabic calligraphy. The exhibition will showcase a number of hurufiyya artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, dating back to the 1960s up until modern day. It will also showcase works by different Arab artists.