Join me as I delve into the world of The Language in Art and the captivating work of Ali Omar Ermes. With the help of Goldsmiths University Museum, The British Museum, Qatar Foundation International, London Museum, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, this exciting project has produced a book and program to help students learn language through the medium of art.
But that's not all! Stick around for the tale of Juha, a clever and joyous historical figure known for finding creative solutions to complex problems. Don't miss out on this unique and educational experience. Tune in to the end to hear one of Juha's many engaging stories about himself and his neighbour.
In Ali Omar Ermes' artwork, the concept of Silah, or connection, charity, and goodwill, is explored through the inclusion of poetry from some of the greatest classical Arabic poets, including Zuhair ibn Abi Sulma, Urwah ebnul Warrd, Ali ebn Abi Talib, and Ali ebn Al Rumi. These poets wrote about the necessity of giving charity to the right causes and how this serves as one of Islam's fundamental aims in creating a kinder society.