The Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with the Deen Arts Foundation will host world renowned Islamic art calligrapher, HAJI NOOR DEEN MI GUANG JIANG on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG).
Members of the public are invited to join the calligraphy demonstration and walkabout scheduled from 09:00 on Wednesday, 8 March 2023.
Entry fee to the ISANG: R30 for adults and R15 for children
Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, from China, is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy and is responsible for the formal codification of the ancient Arabic writing system in the Chinese tradition. He is listed as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) at Harvard University. He was also awarded the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center 2016 Islamic Economy Award in the category of Islamic Arts.
Deen Arts Foundation South Africa is a registered non-profit company aimed to revive, promote and preserve the traditional Islamic sacred arts through offering a variety of workshops as well as connecting interested persons / students to master art teachers. Deen Arts Foundation South Africa supports and emphasizes the apprenticeship model of teaching and learning where students are connected to a qualified master art teacher who instructs them in a particular discipline. An ijaazah process is followed which entails completing a set curriculum under the guidance of a master art teacher which leads to certification once the art and discipline have been mastered. https://deenartsfoundation.org.za/