Mystery of the World Calligraphy
Dates: December 9 — 14, 2008
Organizers: National Union of Calligraphers and MVK Exhibition Company
Venue: Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Address: Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Centre, 1 Sokolnichesky Val, pavilion 7, MoscowThe mission is to form a beautiful and healthy society
The project aims to revive the lost art of calligraphy in Russia, make it widely available and create conditions for its development.
Calligraphy (from the Greek καλλιγραφία — "beautiful handwriting") — is the art of beautiful and clear writing. The exhibition will feature the works of well-known calligraphers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. We want people to fully understand and feel this fine art, so at the exhibition there will be works from foreign calligraphic schools — Europe, the Baltic states, the USA, Israel, China, Japan, Syria, Mongolia, the UAE, Turkey, India, Taiwan, Australia, Palestine, Jordan, Brazil, Peru, Armenia and Iran.
The large museum exposition will include historic specimen of manuscripts of different ages, utensils for writing and lettering and specialized library. The applied calligraphy is represented by embroidery, calligraphic engravings on household items.
There will be held master-classes of the foremost calligraphers and educational lectures and workshops for children and adults.
There will also be introduced the first handwritten Constitution of the Russian Federation. This unique project prepared by the National Union of Calligraphers and the Rare Book from St. Petersburg publishing house promises to be the symbol of the restoration of Russia and be preserved for ages.
The exposition of the Project “Mystery of the World Calligraphy” will include 35 miniature Constitutions (USSR, Russian Federation, CSI, Asia and Europe), inauguration speeches of the leaders of different countries.
Media partners: Newspaper Rossiyskaya gazeta
Newspaper Argumenty i Fakty
Pen World® International Magazine
Partners: MGIMO Graduates Association
International Club of Petersburgers
Russian National Library
Russian State Library
Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Centre
Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Project’s Press Secretary
Tel: +7 495 995 05 95
+7 903 118 76 03
Source: City site Moskva.comThe art of calligraphy offers the opportunity to develop one’s personality at any age.