66 illuminations created for the occasion by Ahlam B.Gardner, a Syrian-Algerian painter who lived in England, Belgium and Cairo before settling in Paris. From this rich mixture of cultures, and the fusion between Mashreq, Maghreb and the West, Ahlam B. Gardner created an inimitable personal style that permeates in her illuminations.
31 calligraphies of Koranic verses – Maghrebi style- created by the Moroccan artist Noureddine Daifallah, who brilliantly exploits new painting techniques, Andalusian touches and the flexibility of the Arabic calligraphy in order to, as he said himself, “turn writing into painting”. Translation into five languages -English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian- of 31 koranic verses referring to the universal values embedded in the Holy Quran.
Poetry and spiritually filled texts to introduce and reveal the essence of this work by the French poet and writer Jean-Pierre Faye, and by Malika Bouabdellah, art historian who comments and celebrates the delicate work of illuminations, unveiling the mysteries of this very ancient art.