THE ART IN ‘ALIF'

At In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Doha The City, Sa­hab Ar­billi is ex­hibit­ing over two dozen works of art – rang­ing from sculp­tures and paint­ings – in­spired by Ara­bic cal­lig­ra­phy and the first let­ter of the al­pha­bet.

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Awell-known fig­ure in Doha's art cir­cles, fa­mous for be­ing com­mis­sioned by the Min­istry of Cul­ture, Arts and Her­itage to cre­ate a copy of the Qu­ran us­ing his rich, sig­na­ture cal­li­graphic style and more re­cently for the un­veil­ing of his sculp­ture at the Cor­niche, Sa­hab Ar­billi was in his el­e­ment at the grand open­ing of his ex­hi­bi­tion at the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Doha The City. His col­lec­tion of art­work is meant to hold spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance dur­ing the Holy Month due to Ara­bic cal­lig­ra­phy's deep and historic con­nec­tion with the re­gion's cul­ture, art and spir­i­tual works. Guests at the open­ing also wit­nessed the artist cre­ate a fresh, new piece on a can­vas in the mid­dle of the lobby. HE Dr Ha­mad Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Kuwari, Min­is­ter of Cul­ture, Arts and Her­itage toured the ex­hi­bi­tion on a sep­a­rate day. The ex­hi­bi­tion is open to the pub­lic un­til 17 Septem­ber and all the art­works on dis­play can be pur­chased.

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