We're looking for calligraphers

For a calligraphy performance by Brody Neuenschwander

On Sunday, 25 October 2020, the national ‘Day of Silence’, the Museum Plantin-Moretus will host an entrancing event called "A Brush with Silence" with artist Brody Neuenschwander.

On Sunday, 25 October 2020, the national ‘Day of Silence’, the Museum Plantin-Moretus will host an entrancing event called "A Brush with Silence" with artist Brody Neuenschwander.

For one evening, the museum will be filled with calligraphers from many cultures, each writing her/his own script with traditional pens and brushes.  The audience is invited to look over the shoulders of the calligraphers, to experience the profound silence and concentration of their work and to appreciate the truly beautiful harmony of many cultures working together in the magnificent spaces of this great museum. 

Have a look at an earlier performance in Moscow:

Looking for calligraphers

The museum is looking for experienced calligraphers from all the diverse cultures that Antwerp counts to participate in this event. Arab, Chinese, Hebrew, Tibetan, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Russian, Thai, Burmese, Romanian, Polish, Tuareg, Berber..........all scripts and all cultures. A certain level of calligraphic expertise (though not top professional standards) is required.

If you are a calligrapher, in any language and tradition, please let us know. It will be a magnificent event and a profound demonstration of peace and mutual respect.

Do you want to be a part of this unique event as a calligrapher? Please contact us and send  some pictures of your work and inform us of the language(s) you have mastered to write.

Send an e-mail to Kristof.vancraybex@antwerpen.be and include a few examples of your work (3 MB maximum). Please do so before September 15th.

Each of the candidates, when selected to participate, will be contacted in the beginning of October to make practical arrangements. Don’t hesitate to contact us. The number of participants is limited.

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