Monday, 5 April 2010

Tibetan calligraphy in the Arab Emirates

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2010

Sharjah is the third largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates; Abu Dubai is perhaps the more well known neighboring emirates state to Sharjah.
Sharjah boasts The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum’, being the only museum in the Arab world devoted entirely to calligraphy and located in one of the cultural capitals of the Arab world.
The Sharjah Calligraphy museum aims to instill the art of calligraphy in the people and visitors of Sharjah, to set new standards both locally and internationally. The Museum represents the Arabian heritage of Islamic calligraphy as well as other calligraphy traditions from around the world.
Earlier this year, Tashi was invited to participate their fourth international exhibition: Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2010, with this letter of invitation:

Dear Mr. Tashi Mannox,
Directorate of Art of Department of Culture & Information – Government of Sharjah is pleased to extend its greetings and would like to inform you of organizing the Fourth Session of Sharjah Biennial for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy for the period from 7 April to 7 June 2010, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, therefore, the higher committee is pleased to invite you with your distinguished works in this important festival.

Three major calligraphy pieces of Tashi’s are to show in the Sharjah calligraphy biennial 2010, the exhibition starts 7th April and runs until 7th June 2010.

One of the pieces shown at the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2010: "Prosperity" 57x76 cm, ©