- March 2, 2024, 4:30 PM onwards
- Location: The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar
Inner Structures–Outer Rhythms: Contemporary Arab & Persian Graphic Design highlights the work of a select group of thirty of the best contemporary designers from the Middle East/North African (MENA) region and its diaspora. Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Typography in Amsterdam, is curator of this exhibition.
The exhibition charts certain trends that reflect the specificities of Islamic visual culture, local aesthetic movements, and contemporary design applications that respond to current events and socio-political concerns. The exhibition features posters, videos, textiles, graffiti, books, fonts, and typefaces and is divided into four broad themes: visualizing rhythm in poetry and music; type and lettering for political activism; designing for culture and the arts; and beyond Arabic calligraphy.