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Among the well worth seeing ensembles and buildings at the historical Heart of Sharjah, there is the Calligraphy Square. The large courtyard is surrounded by several art and cultural institutions, including the Calligraphy Museum and Calligrapher Studios, Ceramics House, Dar Al Nadwa, Sharjah Centre for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation, Emirates Society for Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Ornamentation.
The public space of the square itself, and the institutions located in heritage houses are often used by the Sharjah Biennial and the Sharjah Art Foundation as temporary venues for art exhibitions, projects and events.
Large photo on top:
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA: Bubble, 2013
Sharjah Biennial 11, 2013
© Text based on information from Sharjah Art Foundation.
© Photos: Universes in Universe, unless otherwise indicated
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.