Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) will host the inaugural Dubai Calligraphy Biennale on October 1, 2023. The event underscores the importance of calligraphy as a form of artistic expression and celebrates all its dimensions as well as its integral role in Arab heritage.
The Biennale will witness over 200 artists from both local and international backgrounds who will gather to highlight the diverse styles of calligraphy. The event will host more than 15 exhibitions in over 20 venues throughout Dubai, displaying art pieces in over eight languages, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles.
In addition to calligraphy, attendees can look forward to a variety of other artistic mediums, including jewelry, product design, public sculptures, textiles, and more. Furthermore, over 100 sessions and workshops will be led by renowned artists, calligraphers, and experts, providing a comprehensive educational experience for all attendees.
Ms. Fatma Al Qurashi, Dubai Calligraphy Biennale Project Manager, stressed that Dubai Culture, through the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, aims to offer a new creative platform that enables creatives worldwide to present their works and experiences in calligraphy.
“The Biennale will become a global event that enriches Dubai’s creative scene, thanks to the richness of its program and art and design exhibitions, accompanied by various artistic activities and workshops that contribute to enhancing ways of interacting with this art and its aesthetics, in addition to discovering new talent in calligraphy arts,” Ms. Al Qurashi remarked.