In celebration of International Mother Language Day, and as part of the cultural programme held alongside the Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives exhibition, an esteemed panel of prominent cultural leaders, academics and calligraphy artists will explore the role of language in defining cultural identity, conveying emotions, and communicating ideas both through words and symbolic gestures. This thought-provoking panel discussion sheds light on the essential link between language, calligraphy and art in the context of culture and identity.
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International Mother Language Day
21 February @ 6:00 pm
Talk is in Arabic language
Location: Portrait of Nation II: Beyond Narratives Exhibition, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
Date: 21 February 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, Secretary-General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award
HE Dr. Sultan Al Amimi
Chairman of Emirates Writers Union, Director of the Poet’s Academy
Calligrapher and Visual Artist.
Dr. Corinne Stokes
Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language at New York University Abu Dhabi, MA in Arabic Studies and Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from The University of Texas at Austin