The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
The exhibition is dedicated to the concerted actions of the Allies during WWII which are reflected in the calligraphy art.
Date: 7th-31th May, 2019
World War II (which lasted from the 1st of September 1939 to the 2nd of September 1945) is the largest war conflict in human history. The war began with the German invasion of Poland and ended with the surrender of Japan. The Great Patriotic War (June 22, 1941 –May 9, 1945) was a vital part of WWII as the USSR made a crucial contribution to the world’s defense from the threat of fascist enslavement.
June 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the allied opening of the second front. In commemoration of horrifying actions of war, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy will hold an exhibition dedicated to the collaboration and cooperation between the Allies during WWII. Such an event continues the line of previous exhibitions held in 2015 and 2018 and presents the perfect opportunity for the calligraphers to express their perception of the history of the war.
Regarding political tensions, which are blighting the contemporary world, and the situation where history is constantly under the threat of falsification, everyone should be strongly committed to preserving both the memory and historical records, and to remembering the lessons drawn by the Allies from WWII.
The exhibition aims to reveal the role and significance of the unity of politically different countries in their battle against a common enemy. The exhibition materials are selected to demonstrate the level of foreign policy cooperation that existed between the leaders of the Allies. It is up to calligraphy, the ancient art of beautiful writing, through the prism of calligraphers’ works, to convey to our minds the idea of peace, unity and mutual understanding.
An extensive cultural and educational program is scheduled which sheds light on the atrocities of wartime, lessons drawn from the past, and the contemporary dialogue between the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition on the political level.
We are pleased to invite you to join the exhibition!