St. Petersburg is to host the International Exhibition of Calligraphy from September 16th - 21st

The Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture of St. Petersburg will host the International Exhibition of Calligraphy from September 16th — 21st.

Experts in calligraphy, art and painting, amateurs and those who are just interested in these areas or want to learn more about the culture and traditions of writing will find the project very interesting.

Within the exhibition, the organizers are going to display historical samples of manuscripts dating from different periods, original and second-to-none calligraphy works from Europe, the Baltic States, the USA, Israel, China, Japan, Syria, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Australia, Taiwan, Palestine, Jordan, and Brazil. Among them are also writing utensils for calligraphy which masters use to create their masterpieces. Visitors will be able to visit a specialized library and to explore the peculiarities of the calligraphers“ work place. Master-classes by leading calligraphers, educational lectures and workshops for adults and children, as well as several competitions among amateurs are also prepared for the event.

In the framework of this event, the first handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation will be presented to the general public. This is a truly unique and unsurpassed project initiated and jointly organized by the National Union of Calligraphers and the Rare Book of Saint-Petersburg Publishing House featuring the International Exhibition of Calligraphy project’s team.

There is also expected the performances of the Chamber Choir of the Smolny Cathedral, one of the most famous choir companies in St. Petersburg; of the Terem-Quartet Musical Band, which has improved the performance of traditional Russian folk music; and of a cellist Denis Shapovalov.

The exhibition’s address is: 17, Universitetskaya Embankment.

Source: The e-Perspektiva project