A joint art exhibition entitled, ‘Silk Script,’ featuring calligraphy and calligrams by Iranian artist Bahman Panahi and Chinese artist Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang will be held in the virtual gallery of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO on September 29.
According to ISNA, and citing the public relations of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, the exhibition will open with the display of 20 works by Panahi and 20 works by Mi Guangjiang.
This exhibition mainly includes religious and Qur’anic works and will be held virtually from the tomb of Persian poet Ferdowsi in Tous, in the northeastern province of Khorasan.
In addition to the virtual exhibition, the printed versions of the works will also be displayed simultaneously in Mashhad and Tehran.
Elaborating on the exhibition, Panahi said, “I am happy that for the first time these international events will be held in the form of two-person exhibitions, with a special approach in the field of calligraphy, and this time it happens with a world-renowned master.”
Panahi studied art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Ecole Beaux-arts de Valenciennes and Sorbonne University in Paris.
Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang holds a calligraphy certificate from Egypt in 1997.
In 2000, Mi Guangjiang began teaching the first regular and systematic calligraphy course at the Zhenzhou Islamic Institute in China. In 2005, his work entitled, ‘Ninety Nine Names of Allah,’ was purchased by the British Museum to be displayed at their Islamic Art Gallery.
The Chinese artist was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world, from 2009 to 2019, by Georgetown University in the United States. He was the first Chinese calligrapher to be honored by the Ottoman school of calligraphy.