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THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
THE WAY OF WRITING
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THE WAY OF WRITING:

Seven hundred years of calligraphic art Between East and West

From 24 April to 15 October 2024

Running Museum

Running Museum

Piazza San Marco, 52, Venice

Closed now: open at 10:00

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Six contemporary artists from Armenia, Iran, Iraq, China, and Italy, in dialogue with ancient documents and manuscripts, specimens preserved by the Correr Museum Library and exceptionally exhibited to the public: a journey in which the Silk Road becomes the Way of Writing , to investigate the different artistic, historical and cultural declinations of calligraphy. This is the new event of the Civic Museums Foundation designed to promote the knowledge and practice of handwriting; this year dedicated in particular to the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo's death and to the calligraphic cultures that the merchant encountered on his journey towards the East.


The authors on display Gayane Yerkanyan and Sarko Meené, Golnaz Fathi, Hassan Massoudy, Mingjun Luo, Monica Dengo , different in geographical origin, culture, age, expressive and material heritage, are united by the particular relationship with the calligraphy and handwriting of the own country of origin , from the investigation of what the forms convey as symbols, shapes in space, or signs and maintaining a relationship of cultural identification with one's origins. The dialogue with ancient documents intends to highlight the classical relationship with writing, in which the form is mainly at the service of the content. Among the examples, two precious manuscripts of the Koran from the 17th and 18th centuries illuminated in gold leaf, a volume for the catechism of the Dominican missionaries in Chinese, passports, "health passes" and letters of faith with Islamic characters in Turkish and Arabic, commercial attestations for the trade of precious stones in Armenian, up to a rare example of passages from the Tripitaka with Burmese characters on palm leaves.

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Piazza San Marco, 52, Venice, Italy

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Opening hours

opens - closes last entry
monday 10:00 - 18:00
tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
thursday 10:00 - 18:00
friday 10:00 - 18:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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