Sun. 18. October 2020
1 pm - 5.30 pm


Weltmuseum Vienna
1010 Vienna


€ 25
Limited number of participants.
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For this event applies:

free choice of seat, at least 1m distance, wearing of the mouth and nose protection also at the seat

For the first time, Salam Orient will present visual arts alongside music and literature. Together with the art space philomena+ and in collaboration with curator Christine Bruckbauer, Salam Orient invites the Pakistani-Canadian miniature painter Tazeen Qayyum to Vienna for a 1-month artist's residency, where several projects will be developed. During the festival period, an art performance with live music and a miniature painting workshop will take place. A personal meeting of the artist and some of her works is possible within the framework of an open studio event in the art space philomena+.

An introduction to miniature painting in the Persian and South Asian tradition

The workshop begins with a short lecture on the history of miniature painting in ancient Persia and the Indian subcontinent. The different traditional styles and schools will be introduced. Finally, Tazeen Qayyum will demonstrate various techniques, including the production of the particularly fine brush Qalam as well as the special paper called Wasli. The participants will then learn about the different painting techniques, such as the Charba method (image transfer), Siyah Qalam (drawing with the brush) and Rung (application of paint).

Tazeen Qayyum studied miniature painting in the Persian and Mughal tradition at the NCA (National College ofArts) in Lahore, Pakistan (1996). She is one of the pioneers who succeeded in resurrecting the dusty tradition in the 21st century, when elements of it recur in contemporary installations, film animations or performances.


No previous knowledge is required. Material is provided.
Please bring your own drinks for the break and in between.

working language:

English, translation into German on demand

Further events with
Tazeen Qayyum:

Open Studio
Performance with Marwan Abado



In Kooperation mit philomena+