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.
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.