Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Islamic Art — Mirror of the Invisible World”

Two months before its PBS premiere, take a 90-minute journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history, art and architecture beginning at 7 p.m. 18 May in the Toby Theatre, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis.

“Islamic Art — Mirror of the Invisible World” is a film that explores the richness of Islamic art, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of carved boxes and metal work.

The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art incorporates calligraphy and the written word, and transforms water into an expressive art form. Narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon, the documentary finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. A member of the production team (Unity Productions Foundation) will be present.

The screening is preceded by a brief presentation about an exhibition scheduled at the IMA from 2 November 2012 to 13 January 2013: "Beauty & Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture".

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