Huwa, 2017, Dr Nassar Mansour

Huwa: Arabic Calligraphy Art Works, Dr Nassar Mansour Exhibition


Start Date.

26-04-2017

End Date.

18-05-2017

By.

Dr Nassar Mansour


We are delighted to support a solo exhibition of works by Master Calligrapher, Nassar Mansour, one of the most accomplished contemporary calligraphers in the Arab world, at ARTSPACE Dubai. The display will feature pieces from his latest exhibition titled HUWA. 

Nassar is known for his academic works on Arabic calligraphy as well as his role in reviving the Muhaqqaq script. Nassar has published works on the script including the recent, Amshaq al-Khatt al-Muhaqqaq, The First Amshaq of its Kind in the History of Arabic Calligraphy. His artworks are in the permanent collection at the: British Museum, London, The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto and many international private collections.

Dr Nassar Mansour -“In times of turbulence and uncertainty in the Islamic World, I believe art has an even more than usually needed role in upholding the importance of the interior life. Arabic calligraphy in particular has developed as the medium for recording and spreading the Word of God. My exhibition will have the focus of this spiritual dimension and purpose in Islamic Art. My art aims to encourage and support the believer in reflecting on this.”

Download the catalogue here 

We are thrilled to support this exhibition to showcase beautiful contemporary calligraphic masterpieces, which draw on traditional Asian practices.


Dr Nassar Mansour

Dr Mansour is one of the most accomplished contemporary calligraphers in the Arab world. After studying Islamic Studies and Economics at the University of Jordan, he turned to Islamic art and calligraphy and in 2003 received a calligraphy diploma (ijaza) from the renowned Turkish master Hassan Çelebi. His PhD from The Prince's School of Traditional Arts was dedicated to Muhaqqaq script and contributed to the revival of the script. Nassar has exhibited his calligraphies widely and lectures on Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Arts History for the Institute of Islamic Arts and Architecture and the World Islamic Sciences and Education, Amman.