Evangelische Stadtakademie München

Divine Poetry

Koran Suras on Beechwood Tablets

Foto: Horst Nogaijski (Ausschnitt)

Saturday, 16 October 2010 - Monday, 1 November 2010

St. Markus Church
Gabelsberger Straße 6
80333 Munich

0049-[0]89-54 90 27-0

Opening hours:
Sat, 16 Oct 2010: Munich Museum Night
Sun, 17 Oct 2010, 7 pm: Vernissage and Reading
Mon, 18 Oct – Mon, 1 Nov. 2010: every day, noon – 4 pm

Free admission, donations welcome

This exhibition considers 14 large beechwood tablets lettered with Koranic suras by the artist and calligrapher Shahid Alam. Shahid Alam was born in Lahore/Pakistan and has been working as a freelance artist in Aachen since 1994.

The suras calligraphed in ink onto the tablets render Koranic passages which display affinities with passages from the Old and New Testaments. Shahid Alam does not imitate an Arab style of writing but, over the years, has developed a distinct personal style based on his experience.

Munich Protestant Academy, St. Markus, publishing company C.H. Beck, Eugen Biser Foundation

Tours with the artist:
Wed 20 | Fri 22 | Wed 27 | Fri 29 Oct 3 pm, Admission: 5 €