2014 Exhibition

Overview

Calligraphies in Conversation 1st International Exhibition led by Ziya Art Center in March 15 to May 3, 2014 in partnership with Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) and Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC),  where over 80 artworks were exhibited at these two locations near downtown Oakland.

A range of diverse traditions and styles were exhibited, with an array of Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish traditional calligraphy artworks as well as manifestations of calligraphy in some contemporary and abstract art pieces.

Co-curators Arash Shirinbab, Neal Jamal Koga, and Raeshma Razvi assembled the collection over many months, in a competitive process that yielded 115 submissions mainly from the Bay Area and some from the U.S., United Kingdom, China, Iran, Japan, and Turkey. The exhibition coincided with four public events at ICCNC and resulted in a full color exhibition book.

Acknowledgments: Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA), East Bay Community Foundation, Islamic Art Exhibit, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, City of Oakland Cultural Funding program, San Francisco Foundation, and Silkworm Media.

Snapshot of the 2014 Artworks

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  1. Abdolreze H. Garakani
    Abdolreze H. Garakani
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  2. Adnane Benali
    Adnane Benali
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  3. Haji Noor Deen
    Haji Noor Deen
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  4. Hamidreza Safizadeh
    Hamidreza Safizadeh
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  5. Keyvan Heydari
    Keyvan Heydari
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  6. Justin C. Hoover
    Justin C. Hoover
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  7. Machiko Matsushima
    Machiko Matsushima
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  8. M. Navid Bazargan
    M. Navid Bazargan
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  9. Ronald Y. Nakasone
    Ronald Y. Nakasone
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  10. Sophia A. Sattar
    Sophia A. Sattar
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  11. Tashi Mannox
    Tashi Mannox
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  12. Josh Berer
    Josh Berer
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