Among the exhibitions to be opened by President Ersin Tatar at the Exhibition Hall of the Near East University Faculty of Communication, there will be 3 solo and 2 group exhibitions.
As part of the celebrations of the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will open five exhibitions, three of which are solo exhibitions, consisting of oil paints, prints, ballpoint pens on silk, sculptures and ship models. The exhibitions, which will be opened by President Ersin Tatar on Wednesday, November 17 at 9.30, will be open to visitors free of charge at the Near East University Communication Faculty Exhibition Hall until the end of the month.
With the opening, the “Fine Arts Republic Exhibition” of the artist-academicians of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Near East University, the “Ship Models Exhibition” of İsmail Gündoğan, the sculpture artists Altai Useinov, Andrey Orazbaev, Bagdat Sarsenbiyev, İsken Abdaliev, Kutman Arasulov, Orazbek Yessenbayev, Sembigali Smagulov and Sohan Tolesh’s “Mixed Sculpture Exhibition”, Kazakh Artist Orazbek Yessenbayev’s solo painting exhibition titled “Our World” and Kazakh Artist Rakhat Saparaliyeva’s solo painting “Memory” will meet with art lovers.
5 exhibitions together in honor of the 38th anniversary of the Republic
One of the solo exhibitions to be opened consists of ship models made by artist İsmail Gündoğan by shaping metal throughout magnificent handwork. The collection includes many ships, from the landing ship that took part in the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation to the Nusret Mineship that changed the course of the Dardanelles war in 1915.
Rakhat Saparalieva’s solo painting exhibition titled “Memory”, which depicts the Arpalık, Ayvasıl, Muratağa-Sandallar massacres and the Erenköy battle, which left deep traces in the memory of the Turkish Cypriot community, is among the important exhibitions of the event.
Kazakh artist Orazbek Yesenbayev’s exhibition titled “Our World” will feature 30 works he made with ballpoint pen on silk. Among the most remarkable works of the collection are “Panic” and “Gorgon Medusa”.
The “Fine Arts Republic Exhibition”, which consists of works exclusively prepared for the Republic Day Celebrations by the artist-academicians of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Near East University, is one of the richest group exhibitions. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan Okur’s work named “Republic”, which depicts the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Dr. Fazıl Küçük and the Founding President of the TRNC Rauf Denktaş, with silkscreen printing technique, is one of the remarkable works of the collection.
The Group Sculpture Exhibition, which will bring together the works of artists from the Turkic Republics, also features remarkable sculptures. One of them is Sembigali Smagulov’s work named “World Tree”. In his work, the artist refers to the “Tree of Life”, which has a place in many cultures, especially Turkic nations. Andrey Orazbaev’s sculptures “Continuous Movement” and “Inspiration” are among the works worth seeing in the group sculpture exhibition. In “Continuous Movement”, the rotating curved branches are depicted as symbols of dynamism, enthusiasm and life. The branches in the statue symbolize the three points of departure of the sun: sunrise, zenith and sunset. The sculpture named ‘Inspiration’ symbolizes the flight of human thought and imagination.
The exhibition curated by Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Deputy Dean and GÜNSEL Art Museum Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün can be visited free of charge until 30 November.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün: “We invite all our people to the opening of our exhibitions, which will feature works worthy of our Republic.”
Exhibition curator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün said that they are proud to open five different exhibitions that will include artists from the Turkic Republics, as well as the “November 15 Republic Exhibition”, which consists of the works of academic artists from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, as part of the Republic Day events. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergün said, “The great breakthroughs made by our university in the field of fine arts under the leadership of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts constitute important building blocks in the cultural development of our society. Moving on by considering our Founding Rector Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel’s words ‘Art is the definition of humanity”, I think that all the studies and breakthroughs realized in this process will be better understood and comprehended by future generations. The meaning and importance of the exhibitions that we will open increases even more because they are being held in honor of the 38th anniversary of our Republic.” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün also said, “We invite all our people to the opening of our exhibitions, where works worthy of our Republic will take place.”