Writing, the origins of civilisation

Writing International Poster Exhibition
"Writing, the origins of civilisation"
When: Friday 9th March 2018

Where: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Time: 21:00 - 22:30


"Writing, the origins of Civilisation" is the theme of the 2nd International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus. The contest was attended by 700 designers from 31 countries. The 65 distinguished posters of the contest will be exhibited at the "Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation" in Faneromeni, Nicosia. The opening of the exhibition that will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 21:00, just after the scheduled lectures will be held by the Secretary General of Communication and Media, Mr. Eleftherios Kretsos.

The creative thinking of the contest: Few of the achievements of human wisdom can be compared to the creation of writing. This wisdom, which separated him from the rest of the living beings on the planet, began to transform its environment creating civilization, in its modern sense, around 5000 BC. when the first real writing was invented. By the term writing we mean the activity in which the content of a linguistic expression is encoded in such a way that another reader can rebuild, with a relative degree of accuracy, the precise phrase that has been written. While, from this point of view in the earlier, first scriptures the non-encoding of grammatical words made it very difficult or even impossible to reconstruct the exact meaning sought by the author, the great leap in the evolution of writing was achieved around the 8th century BC. by the ancient Greeks, who based on the Phoenician writing of the time, created the first real alphabet. Symbols, ideograms and images have given their place to the letters. Thought and speech converted to writing and the abstract gained substance. The sounds, the phonemes, the consonants, and the vowels of speech were codified, acquired form and imprinted by every means as a bequest for the next generations. The theme of the contest, "Writing, the origins of Civilisation", and the corresponding exhibition are actions that aim at highlighting and promoting the importance of writing in relation to culture, literature and arts, both locally and globally, as well as the importance in the evolution and future development of humankind. The creatives participating in the contest are invited to visualize their thoughts and ideas in relation to the contribution of writing in the creation of each and any civilisation and the role it has played in its development.

The exhibition includes the artwork of the following creatives:

Patrycja Longawa, Xiaoqiang Guo, Yang Chao, Babis Schoinas, Anna Georgiou, Irina Egorova, Christos Hatzichristofi, Chong Guo, Ge Luo, Alexandra Kopanidou, Mario Fuentes Poster, Irwan Harnoko, Thanasis Bertahas, Constantine Vasileiadis, Jiří Petričák, Vera Konstanda, Andreas Pitsillides, Wu Chien Hua, Manos Gallios, Arafat Al-Naim, Ioanna Pattichi, Ivi Nearchou, Yuese Chen, Naufan Noord, Elena Filippou, Dimitris Kokkinolambos, Petros Vasiadis Creative Design, Alireza Vaziri, Luis Antonio Rivera Rodriguez, Li Lin, Yao Xiao, Kostas Kanelart Kanellopoulos, Costas Mantzalos, Xin Xie, José Luis Hernández Díaz, Xaris Frangou, Mina Nasliyani, Liu,Yi Xuan, Argyris Athanasiades, İbrahim Halil Özkirişçi, Eleftheria Anastasiou, Nikola Djordjevic, Lei Liu, Nikolaos Tsoulos, Maryia Antonava, Chi Chih Chang, Xiaotian Hu, Xinyi Guo, Maria Demetriou, Gregoria Ellina, Savvas Fotiou, Li Ju Chen, Yudian Xia, Iakovos Tsaparas, Patty Ing, Amanda Phakonekham, Stine Bertel, Ding Ronghui, Sun Zhouwen, Katerina Meli, Yen Chieh Chen, Jun Ying Lai & Han Lin, Xiaoyan Chiang, Lu Cao, Andreas Nicolaou

The winners of each category will be announced on the opening day!

The exhibition will be hosted in the area from 09 to 26 March 2018.
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

The exhibition "Writing, the origins of Civilisation" will be accompanied by the artworks of four creative artists who wanted to contribute to the special character of the exhibition and were keen to offer their artworks to be exhibited together with the distinguished posters of the contest! The exhibition will host artworks by the artist Irini Gonou, the calligrapher Vladimir Radibratovic and the graphic designers Tommaso Taraschi and Aggeliki Athanasiadi.
 

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