Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
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Written Images explores the role of traditional Islamic calligraphy and symbols in the contemporary Middle Eastern consciousness. For the artists in this exhibit, writing is more than the legible word; they use it as a pictorial, formal element to reference many issues - religious, social, political and personal.
All of the artists have achieved international recognition but are still gaining recognition in the United States.
Some quick facts:
NUMBER OF ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBIT: 13 (11 men, 2 women)
NUMBER OF ARTISTS MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN NEW YORK AND THE UNITED STATES: 6
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED - 10 Algeria Egypt Iran Iraq Lebanon Morocco Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Tunisia