Not long ago Veliky Novgorod triumphantly hosted the International Exhibition of Calligraphy – the biggest project in the world dedicated to the art of beautiful handwriting. The exhibition left no one indifferent. It can be evidenced by the numerous positive reviews. Here are some of them.
“This is a spiritual show, a wonderful combination of art, history, painting, and creative thought. The International Exhibition of Calligraphy is a modern product of a large group of intellectuals. I consider the exhibition to become a good present and a stage of development of our moral perception of the world.”
Governor of Novgorod Region
“I did not expect the exhibition to have such a great effect and arouse such interest. The exhibition has given even greater prominence to Velikiy Novgorod. The organization was most striking. Everything – the food court, illumination, interior design – was an integral part of the general impression of highest level. The citizens and guests were very satisfied and said they have never seen anything like that before.”
Mayor of Veliky Novgorod
“Calligraphy is not an all-round event anymore; it has become the lot of the chosen – the artists. That is why the International Exhibition of Calligraphy is an important educational project. We remember penmanship as a school subject – we were taught to write neatly with a special pen. I had to deal with hand-written textbooks and notes done by students of our theological academy in St. Petersburg in the 19th century. They are readable and moreover you really enjoy reading it. The International Exhibition of Calligraphy revives the culture and tradition of handwriting.”
Archbishop of Veliky Novgorod and Staraya Russa
“It was a very significant event our citizens have been waiting for. Joint International Exhibition of Calligraphy and the heritage of Novgorod make a nice scientific, cultural, and even political resonance. Precise organization of the event with a well-coordinated team of professionals, very good layout and design of the exhibition that beautifully and harmoniously entered our cultural life on that Wednesday at Yaroslav’s Court. Everything was stylish, appropriate, and high-leveled.”
Director of the Novgorod State United Museum-Reserve
“The Exhibition of Calligraphy has been a large contribution to the eminence of Veliky Novgorod, the cradle of the Russian writing. Personally, I have gained invaluable experience in organizing major exhibitions at this event. I was watching with my eyes broadly opened. The greatest impression is a keen, wise and carefully thought-out logistics, organization and attention to visitors. I had never seen anything like this before and unlikely to ever see it again.
Director of the Art-Sloboda Gallery of the Dialogue City Exhibition Centre
Calligraphy — the written beauty of feelings.