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Journeys of Arabian Scripts delves into the most influential alphabets in the Middle East

Exploring the origins of six of the most influential alphabets in the Middle East, in collaboration with Khatt Foundation.

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Warehouse421’s new commissioned exhibition Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts is exploring the origins of six of the most influential alphabets in the Middle East, in collaboration with Khatt Foundation.

Visitors to the exhibition can embark on a journey amidst nine newly commissioned artworks that delve into Middle Eastern history and culture, reflecting ancient scripts such as the Phoenician Script (1200 BCE — 100 CE); the Aramaic Script (750 BCE — 600 CE); the Musnad Script (1000 BCE — 400 CE); the Palmyrene Script (100 BCE — 300 CE); the Nabatean Script (250 CE— 450 CE); and the Early Arabic Scripts (6th C – 8th C CE).

Curated by Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarèsNomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts features works by artists and designers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. These works encompass a wide array of disciplines, including drawing, art installations and ceramics, as well as the design of jewellery, textiles, fashion, furniture and objects.

 

Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts is open until 28 July 2019 at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi.
For more information please visit the website

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