The Mystery of the World’s Calligraphy

Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre is hosting the Mystery of the World’s Calligraphy international exposition from December 9th – 14th.

Representatives of various calligraphy schools from 25 countries will overwhelm you with 250 masterpieces. The project’s goal is to revive the forgotten art of calligraphy in Russia, to make it widely available, and to create conditions for its development.

Calligraphy (Greek “beautiful handwriting”) is the art of beautiful and neat handwriting. The exhibition of foreign calligraphy schools from Europe and the Baltic States, the U.S., Israel, China, Japan, Syria, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Australia, India, Taiwan, Palestine, Jordan, Brazil, Peru, Armenia and Iran was especially organized to understand the beauty of calligraphy and its diversity.

The exhibition itself is diverse and exclusive. It includes dimensional video performances, real fire and water, calligraphy installations, exquisite applied calligraphy items, old manuscripts, rare letters, rare manuscripts in miniature, writing utensils of the past and the present. For visitors all of these will become an unexpected discovery of the secret meaning in the ancient art of calligraphy.

The exhibition will showcase works by leading calligraphers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Historic manuscripts' samples of different ages, writing and calligraphy utensils will be also presented and a specialized library will be organized. Applied calligraphy will be represented by embroidery and calligraphic engraving on household items.

Master-classes by leading calligraphers, educational lectures and workshops for adults and children are also planned.

A handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation will be presented as well. The unique project, prepared by the National Union of Calligraphers in collaboration with the Rare Books from St.-Petersburg Publishing House, should become worthy of the Russia’s renascence symbol and should be stored for ages. The exhibition will present 35 copies of Constitutions in miniature (of the USSR, the Russian Federation, the United States, the CIS countries and Europe), as well as inaugural speeches of the former leaders of various countries. The texts of the Oath and of the inauguration ceremony speech of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will be presented as well.

More details: tel.: + 7(495) 995-05-95 The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy

Source: Committee on Telecommunications and Mass Media of Moscow