The First Raqs-e Qalam International Exhibition and Conference of the Silk Road Calligraphy will kick off on January 20, 2021 in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad. The exhibition is organized by the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and sees collaboration with the Iran Calligraphers Association.
The exhibition is reportedly to be hosted both online and onsite. From January 20 to 23, calligraphy works by 203 artists from 30 countries will be showcased virtually on the event’s official website every night. A selection of 204 works are expected to be shown later in an exhibition to open in the Iranian Academy of Arts in Tehran from January 24 to 28.
The ancient Silk Road has existed for thousands of years, passing through different countries and regions throughout history. It not only boosted trade and economy, but united countries it passed through, transporting cultures, religions and languages to societies across Europe, Asia and Africa and leading to common prosperity. The exhibition aims to promote mutual understanding and ideological and cultural exchanges among countries by showcasing the wonderful calligraphy art of countries along the Silk Road.
Source: Tehran Times