The International Exhibition of Calligraphy
I.E. Repin State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture is hosting the International Exhibition of Calligraphy!
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 have been looking forward to this exhibition a lot!
Within the exhibition, the organizers are going to display historical samples of manuscripts dating to 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, and Iran. 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 calligraphers“ work places. 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.
Furthermore, 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. The presentation will symbolize the revival of Russia’s spirit and recovery of its long-established traditions.
There 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, who plays with a sophisticated pronounced romanticism and refined technique.
Many representatives of creative and political Russian elite are expected at the exhibition.
The International Exhibition of Calligraphy is promised to become a momentous cultural event for the entire country.
Source: Art-Gid.ru, online portal