CALLIGRAPHY: AN ART IN ITS OWN RIGHT

SAMIR SAYEGH

2 May 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Sayegh is a pioneer of modern calligraphy in the Arab world. His approach to calligraphic practice, driven by the pure aesthetics of letterforms, can be understood as part of a regional modernism in the plastic arts. His talk will address the intertwined nature of Arabic calligraphy and religion, the symbiosis of language and script, and calligraphy as an art that must be understood on its own terms.

Samir Sayegh: Artist, calligrapher, and researcher of Islamic art.

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