What is Thought but a question?

07. 12. 2011

‘Fikr’ is Arabic for ‘thought’. After the success of our displayed sculptures at the Menasart Art Fair in BIEL, Beirut, the Arab Thought Foundation asked us for a trophy to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the renowned Fikr conference series. The trophy, designed by Kameel Hawa, is an abstraction of the Arabic word fikr in a way resembling both a thinking person (à la Rodin) and the shape of a question mark. At the base of the sculpture, one can read the slogan ‘what is thought but a question?’.

The sculpture, produced in series of three different sizes from brass, and steel, was presented as a gift to HH Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the 10th Annual Fikr Conference.


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Kameel Hawa: Shape of the Word – Arabic Typographic Sculpture for Public Spaces  here.


Beirut sculpture takes center stage and opens the Beirut Art Week in front of Le Grey Hotel in the presence of the artist Kameel Hawa, the Lebanese minister of culture and the the director of the Beirut Art Fair Laure D'Hauteville among others.


On April 13, 2013, Al Mohtaraf Beirut studio will be hosting the launch of the book 'Arabic Type Design for Beginners' from the Khatt foundation. Book your copy: khtt.foundation@gmail.com  

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