Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts opened two exhibitions that bring the past and the present together. The first of the exhibitions, which was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East University İrfan Günsel Congress Center Exhibition Hall, brings the Turkish Cypriot postal history to the present day. The “Cyprus Postal History Exhibition”, which brings together many works registered in the inventory of the TRNC Post Office, with art and history enthusiasts, includes many materials such as scales, weights, seals and clocks in various sizes and shapes, especially stamps used for postal services.
Kazakh artist Andrey Orazbayev’s fourth solo exhibition in the TRNC, “Unlimited”, brings together 30 artworks of modern art that are worth seeing. The exhibitions will be open to visitors at the Near East University İrfan Günsel Congress Center Exhibition Hall until the end of August.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibitions held by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the Minister of Public Works and Transport Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay and the Head of the Near East Enterprises Museums Department Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul gave speeches.
Resimiye Eroğlu Canaltay: “The Near East Enterprises has become a role model for many institutions by adding the investments it has made in the field of art as well as the breakthroughs it has made in the fields of education, science and technology.”
In her speech at the opening of the exhibitions, Minister of Public Works and Transport Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said that the Near East University is an important institution that has made a name for itself with the breakthroughs it has made in the fields of education, science and technology. and became a role model. Reminding that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Post Office was established 57 years ago, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said that with technology, there has been a significant transformation in the materials used in postal services. Emphasizing that this transformation can be observed in a concrete way with the “Cyprus Postal History Exhibition”, Minister of Public Works and Transport Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said, “The exhibition exhibits materials that were used in postal services starting from the British colonial period until the middle of the 20th century, and each represents a part of history.”
Minister Eroğlu Canaltay, who said that the Near East University Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, designed as the largest modern art museum in the Near East geography and has brought the works of hundreds of artists to the public so far with the support it gives to art and artists, ended her speech by expressing her gratitude to the Near East Enterprises, Near East Family and Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.
Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul: “We have initiated a new understanding in modern museology by bringing together modern artifacts and traditional artifacts with historical features.”
Director of Museums Department of Near East Enterprises Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul in his speech at the opening ceremony emphasized the role of art in helping people become sensitive, conscious and caring individuals. Prof. Dr. Özkul said, “By giving importance to art and museology, we have created a contemporary space for all the TRNC people to be proud of, live and protect for years. Our museums, in which we combine science, technology, culture, history and art, allow their visitors to have a good time.”
Emphasizing that “Unlimited” includes 30 valuable works by Kazakh artist Andrey Orazbayev, Prof. Dr. Özkul said that the works of artist Andrey Orazbayev stand out with the complexity of the lines, the density of the composition and the elegance of the lines.
Prof. Dr. Özkul also stated that the “Cyprus Turkish Postal History” exhibition brought together the postal materials in the same collection from the late 1800s, when Cyprus was under British rule, to the present day. Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul said, “We have initiated a new understanding in modern museology by bringing together modern artifacts and traditional artifacts with historical features in our museums.”