An exhibition, featuring works of Islamic art such as calligraphy, Qur’anic verses, photography, sculpture, geometric shapes and motifs of flora and fauna, scenery and natural beauty, are underway at Iran Cultural Centre (ICC) in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia-Iran Islamic Art Exhibition’ will run through July 2, wrote.

The show is a cross-cultural event that promotes interaction and connects people, especially between Malaysians and Iranian who share a quite similar Islamic culture.

The exhibition presents about 120 artworks from 60 Malaysian and Iranian artists, as well as from ICC’s collection. It is organised by the Visual Arts Department of Universiti Selangor, in collaboration with the ICC.

As you walk in, you’ll see the main staircase to the first floor where the exhibition is located. And as you walk up the spiral staircase with its ornate wrought-iron railing, you’ll notice a 270-degree view of various artworks on display including a big wall hanging depicting the Kaaba in the Masjid al-Haram (Great Mosque of Mecca) with various Qur’anic verses.

One of the artworks on display is an Arabic calligraphy mixed-media oil painting with gold paper 3D effect, featuring verses from Surah Ar-Rahman.

The exhibition is one of the activities planned as part of the Islamic Tourism Week (ITW), which takes place from June 20 to July 3, organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre — an agency under the Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.