Emblem_of_the_Republic_of_Cyprus_(bw).jp

CYPRUS HIGH COMMISSION

CULTURAL SECTION

LONDON UK

PROMOTES CYPRUS HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE UK

  • Instagram
  • download-1 copy
  • twitter-64-black

Wanassa, Kypris, Aphrodite! The Great Goddess of Cyprus

October 16, 2015

Documentary screening/Artist talk at The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

 

One thousand six hundred years ago, the famous sanctuary of Aphrodite in Palaepaphos was silenced, but the overtones of her worship continued to resonate through time. To mark the Cyprus National Day, the Cultural Section of Cyprus High Commission presents the documentary Wanassa, Kypris, Aphrodite! The Great Goddess of Cyprus and Motherless Beautiful, artwork by visual artist George Petrou. The Great Goddess reveals herself on screen for the first time in a documentary based on the research of Dr. Jacqueline Karageorghis and directed by Stavros Papageorghiou. Archaeological sites related to the cult of Aphrodite in Cyprus, ancient artifacts from museums around the world and interviews with internationally acclaimed academics compose the mosaic of the Great Goddess of Cyprus and attest to her Cypriot origin. Alongside the documentary screening George Petrou will present recent video and photographic work departing from the myth of the birth of Aphrodite and its impact on notions regarding beauty, desire and love across time, space and civilizations. 

 

Organised in collaboration with the Department of Greece and Rome of the British Museum under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Dr. Costas Kadis.

 

Photographs by Anastasios Anastasi

 

 

 

Please reload

CULTURAL SECTION CHC UK

 

The Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission promotes Cyprus History and Culture in the UK.

 

We host, organise and support initiatives and events, and create collaborations with cultural institutions, educational bodies, and universities. Our primary aim is to engage the Cypriot community and the wider public in a dynamic cultural dialogue. To this end, we support cultural production by emerging artists in various forms of art (music, theatre, fine arts, film) by providing platforms to show their work and by facilitating their collaborations with international institutions.

 RECENT POSTS: 
Please reload

Please reload