Source: Arts Brookfield, New York
Four extraordinary artists with roots around the world will create large-scale
calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden around the poetic
theme of love. Artists from Iran, Japan, India and the United States will use
words, letters, shapes and symbols from their respective languages and alphabets
to explore the linguistic and artistic connections to calligraphy. Over two
weeks the artists will produce a magnificent temporary art installation which
the public can watch as it's being crafted.
April 17, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Brookfield Place New York
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821
Calligraphy is intrinsically linked to other art practices like poetry and music. As part of this immersive installation, there will be performances and workshops for the public to experience along with the visual installation.
The art of connecting letters to meaning, feeling and expression, calligraphy has been an important characteristic of many cultures for eons. Modern calligraphy ranges from lettering to fine art where the artist uses personal interpretation, sometimes rendering the letters unreadable creating abstract shapes or gestural marks.
As one artist finishes, the next artist will begin. At the end of the second week, the finished installation will show windows transformed into works of art and will be on view as an ecstatic display of the beauty of love through words, letters, art and symbols.
ON LOVE: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols is curated by Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds.
Open artist hours run 11AM - 4PM on the following dates:
4/17 - 18: Mehdi Saeedi, Iran/USA
Mehdi Saeedi, is an Iranian born artist and designer based in Philadelphia and
he is a part-time faculty of graphic design at the Towson
University in Maryland, United States. His aesthetics have become a mainstay
of design in many regions, especially in those using
the Arabic and Iranian scripts as their alphabet.
Shams Tabrizi by Mehdi Saeedi
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