The following information was provided by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Seoul to The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
On the occasion of May 24th, the Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture, the Embassy of Bulgaria in Korea and the Busan Metropolitan City have the pleasure to present the exhibition “The Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe.”
On display are 30 posters created by 30 renowned artists from 20 countries, each reflecting one of the 30 letters of the Bulgarian alphabet, one of early Europe’s three major alphabets. Each letter was chosen by drawing lots during the international adjudication of the fifth International Triennial in October 2007 in Sofia. One of the letters, “Ь”, was created after a contest among young Bulgarian artists and students, in which more than 60 authors up to 35 years of age took part. All posters are four-colored, in a 70 х 100 cm format, and of identical typographic design.
The exhibition is aimed at providing the visitors with information about the introduction in the ninth century of the ancient Cyrillic script. As viewers appreciate the art of the posters, they’ll learn how Bulgaria helped spread Orthodox Christianity and literature throughout Europe and how the Bulgarian alphabet took its rightful place alongside Greek and Latin as one of the continent's three main scripts.
The project was created by the International Triennial of Stage Poster - Sofia and is carried out with the support of the Sofia Municipality's Culture program.