Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe will be hosting the ECO Calligraphy Festival running from October 13 to 27. In a press conference held here on Tuesday, veteran calligrapher Amirkhani elaborated on the programs of the festival.
All the nations can reach a common language and unity through art, but this requires good programming, he said. “We have some commonalities with neighboring countries in ]]>
ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) director Hojjatollah Ayyubi announced on Wednesday. Qazvin is the birthplace of Mir-Emad who was the titan of the nastaliq script, a unique and ornate Iranian style of calligraphy. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the first international biennial of calligraphy on May 12 in Qazvin, Ayyubi said that a wide range of cultural activities are being carried out in ECO member countries, among which is promoting calligraphy.]]>
The book is in 230 pages and it contains descriptions of 200 works by contemporary, Safavid and Qjar era Isphahani Calligraphers.
There is also a fine collection of Thulth style calligraphy available in the book.
Preparation for the long awited festival started last year with it's secretariat held in Qazvin and according to the secretary of the event so far 408 artists with 571 works have succeded entering the competitions.
The festival representing one of the oldest art forms in the country includes different styles of calligraphy ;Nastaaligh with 278 works, 130 works of broken nastaaligh, 44 works of tholth and 72 works in modern inclinations of the ancient art.
It has been announced by the secretariat that The participating artists were selected from among 730 artists who registered to participate inj the event.]]>
You can see some of his works on a special page in miremad.org.Please note that the site is in farsi but when you upload the page with the given address just click on the six links above the page and pages with different categories will apear]]>
Saadalsaltaneh's Sara in Qazvin Bazar( an old building of Qajar era renovated recently) is the chosen venue for the biennial.
Shafee the organizer of the event told reporters "The opening ceremony will be on 22nd Ordibehest and the event will continue for one week. Along the main event will be seminars and discussions about calligraphy and specially sessions for critics to discuss the works represented in the exhibitions."
He also hoped to internationalize the event, regarding the history of Islamic calligraphy in Iran. In this years festival organizers have invited Turkish and Emirate calligraphers to be present as members of the jury.]]>
Alikhani said: we have received the works on CD's from 732 Iranian calligraphers so far and the International participation will also be announced very soon.]]>
The book called Nahjulbalagha is a collection of wsayings by Imam Ali the first Shia Imam and very respedted by the followers of the faith.
All masters of calligraphy have been invited to participate in all sections of the event; Nastaligh, Naskh, Tholth]]>
The Iranian calligraphy has developed since Islamic revolution ,but the artists did not have a national venue to participate and compete.
Qazvin in Central Iran will be the place to hold the first Iranian biennial of calligraphy and the ministry of culture will support the event.
Qazvin in Central Iran will be the place to hold the first Iranian biennial of calligraphy and the ministry of culture will support the event. ]]>