The 2nd Cyprus Poster Triennial, co-organised by the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Cyprus
University of Technology, continues successfully
Exhibition will last until October 8
The 2nd Cyprus Poster Triennial, which started on June 24 and will last until October 8, continues
successfully at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL.
The international Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) is a non-profit institution, aiming to promote and
disseminate knowledge and creativity in the field of graphic design, focusing on the poster as an
important medium of visual communication. It aspires to establish a graphic design event in the
Mediterranean and bring together designers from all over the world. The exhibition program
includes presentations, discussions and workshops.
A public discussion on “The poster as political act and object of collective viewing: a discussion on
control and censorship” will take place on Friday, September 23 at 19:00. The discussion will be held
in Greek language.
Although censorship in art is a constant topic for study in the fields of sociology, art history or
political philosophy, the question of censorship or institutional control over the ideology and social
value of posters has been less studied. However, the revolutionary dimension of the poster, its
political role and its function as an object of collective viewing and thus as a tool of propaganda,
which was established especially after the French Revolution, make it necessary to discuss the limits
of freedom of expression. In a democratic society, can or should there be restrictions on the design
and circulation of posters in order to prevent possible harm or offence, or does any attempt at
control already undermine the foundations of the democratic state?
Discussion: Dr. Efi Kyprianidou, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Dr. Evripides Zantides,
Professor of Graphic Design and Visual Communication, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Cyprus
University of Technology
A lecture on “Polish Poster Design and Me” will be held on Friday, October 7 at 19:00 by Lecturer
and graphic design practitioner from Poland, Dr. Bartosz Mamak. The lecture will be held in English.
In the speaker’s words, “The main theme of my lecture will be Polish Poster Design. I will discuss its
evolution throughout the decades and briefly consider the elements that impacted its international
position. Then, I will present the paths of changes over the years. After the historical part, I will turn
to the contemporary condition of the polish poster design, and I will present my works on this
Both events are open to the public and admission is free.
The 2nd Cyprus Poster Triennial is being co-organised by the Deputy Ministry of Culture – Cultural
Services and the Cyprus University of Technology – Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts,Semiotics and Visual Communication Research Lab, with the support of the Cyprus Association of
Graphic Designers and Illustrators (CAGDI), Frederick University, +design magazine and Typosters.
Photos by Nikolas Karatzas
STATE GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART – SPEL
73 Ammochostou Street, 1016 Nicosia
Tuesday – Friday 10:00–18:00, Saturday 11:00–19:00 (closed on public holidays)
Source: Cyprus News Agency