Text and photos by our contributor Marco Fraschetti
Unwritten, Unspoken & Told
The text you are reading has been written in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence, as part of the exhibition’s intention to explore the human relationship with language. The Dubai Calligraphy Biennale showcases various forms of written language in exhibitions throughout the city. This showcase is an exploration of other forms of communication and language.
This exhibition examines the human experience in communication, progressing from language around the Self to Familial, Communal, and Spiritual contexts. You are invited to discover all versions of yourself at each stage of communication.
Curator: Shaikh Maktoum Al Maktoum.
Exhibition Manager: Giuseppe Moscatello.
Evolving Scripts: The Confluence of Tradition and Modernity
For the inaugural Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, UAE NFT presents a series of works that celebrate the multifacets of calligraphy.
“Evolving Scripts” invites visitors to journey through the dynamic interplay of past and present, providing a renewed perspective oncalligraphy.
Diving deep into the narrative of script and aesthetics, the works presentedreinvent and reinterpret traditionalcalligraphic styles. Here, the rhythmic strokes of non-academic
Arabic calligraphy interlace with art’s most evocative forms, crafting a rich tapestry that balances the weight of deep-rooted traditions with the fervor of groundbreaking innovations.
These selected works span the broad and varied world of calligraphy, from the intricate patterns of Kufi to deep- seated religious and spiritual narratives.
Far from mere artistic expressions, these works stand as bold statements, bearing witness to the boundless potential of calligraphy and its transformative power to inspire abstract forms with deep emotion and significance.