Embassy of the State of Qatar in Germany brings Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition to Berlin
The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Germany, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar, is presenting 53 paintings of Arabic calligraphy in an exhibition to be held at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin from May 9 – 11, 2017.
All the paintings being showcased include verses from the Qur’an and sayings of Prophet Mohammed that have direct relevance to international human rights conventions with their translation into English, French and Spanish, designed by the international calligrapher, Mr. Sabah Al-Arbili.
The exhibition is based on the definition of the principles of the Islam that focus on human rights, through art and calligraphy.
“This exhibition creates a global platform that uses creative dialogue to connect with the public, while combining art and religion, showing similarities between Islam and human rights conventions and highlighting commonalties of religions, civilizations and cultures,” said H.E. Saoud Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar. He added that this is a pioneering idea through which visitors are drawn to human principles without the need to explain, or attempt to convince through dialogue, lectures and extensive explanation available in books.
The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar held the exhibition in several capitals and headquarters of international organizations, including the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, headquarters of the Arab World Institute in Paris, and headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers on the sidelines of the Arab Summit of Ministers of Interior; the United Nations headquarters in New York will be the next destination, in an effort to contribute to the dialogue through aesthetics and art and express the rejection of all forms of extremism and abuse of religions.
The exhibition runs from May 9 – 11 2017, from 11am to 6pm, at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin.