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The World in Contemporary Islamic Art (via bbc) 18 May – 2 Sept; at the British Museum in London. Among the exhibitors are The Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy Iranian photographers: Shadi Ghadirian and Malekeh Nayini and artists Farhad Moshiri and Khosrow Hassanzadeh The Egyptian artist Sabah Naim The Palestinian artist Laila Shawa and the Saudi Arabian X-ray artist Fahad Mater-al-Ziad (pdf) If, like me you can’t get to see the real thing maybe these will help. Enjoy.
posted by adamvasco (11 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Really digging this post. This in particular. Thanks for sharing.
posted by space2k at 7:04 AM on May 17, 2006

[While we're at it, El Shaarani's calligraphy work is also A+ outstanding ]

Thanks for this post.
posted by peacay at 7:21 AM on May 17, 2006

Ha, I was just about to suggest El Shaarani, my favorite!
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:47 AM on May 17, 2006

Great stuff! Thanks!
posted by carter at 8:18 AM on May 17, 2006

[this is good]
posted by darsh at 8:22 AM on May 17, 2006

Whoa, great links. Thanks adam.
posted by jamesonandwater at 8:36 AM on May 17, 2006

Great post!
posted by languagehat at 9:06 AM on May 17, 2006

Awesome post, thanks.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:11 AM on May 17, 2006

Hassan Massoudy is my favourite, that's the first time Arabic calligraphy really grabs me.
posted by Zombie Dreams at 12:56 PM on May 17, 2006

What I like about arabic calligraphy is to decipher setnences :)
posted by zouhair at 5:38 PM on May 17, 2006

Great post, this opens a whole new world to me. Thanks.
posted by Rumple at 5:52 PM on May 17, 2006

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