The exposition will unfold inside a unique ultra-modern mobile pavilion (Exhibit Hall 7a) and inside Exhibit Hall 17 on Sokolniki ECC premises. Moreover, the permanent exposition of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy (Exhibit Hall 7) will also be available within the framework of the exhibition. The total exhibition area amounts to five thousand square metres.
The event has provoked huge interest both in the cultural environment and in mass media. The exhibition will include works by world-renowned masters of calligraphy. The geography of the project has also considerably expanded. Visitors will see masterpieces of calligraphy from over thirty countries, such as: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, USA, Japan, China, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, etc. Among the guests of the show expected are representatives of cultural centres, museums, education centres, embassies, businessmen, collectors, art experts, and critics.
Within the framework of the exhibition a World Famous Mezuzah, a recent acquisition of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, the only chef d’oeuvre of sacred Hebrew calligraphy listed into the Guinness World Records, executed on parchment by Avraham Borshevsky, a famous calligrapher of Jerusalem, will strike awe into the spectators.
Besides paintings and rare manuscripts the display can boast applied calligraphy items, writing utensils and materials. Special attention will be paid to themed zones portraying the culture of the writing of various nations, states, and religions. In particular, the organizers will present a collection of masterpieces of sacred calligraphy. A vast business programme (master-classes and a Holy Scripture in Calligraphy Contest) will be available for all those whose passion is calligraphy.
The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO and the RF Ministry of Culture.
The project will be supported by the following companies: RÖDER HTS HÖCKER GmbH, Swiss International Air Lines, Maxima Hotels, MGIMO Alumni Association, a non-profit partnership, The Russian State Library, The National Library of Russia and Sokolniki Exhibition and Culture Centre.
Briefly on the International Exhibition of Calligraphy:
The project’s mission is to form a beautiful and healthy society.
The project’s goal is to show the cultural and educational role of calligraphy in the spiritual development of personality.
The beauty of man is in the beauty of his handwriting.
For more information please contact the projects' press secretary Denis Tsukanov
Tel: +7 495 995-05-95, extension 530
of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy