Solo painting exhibitions titled “Faust” and “The Barbarity of Civilization and Don Quijote”, exclusively prepared by Hakan Daloğlu for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, were opened by the Minister of Economy and Energy, Olgun Amcaoğlu, at the Near East University Hospital Exhibition Hall.
Bringing together 30 works, the exhibition can be visited free of charge until September 22. The works that Hakan Daloğlu brought together with art lovers reflect traces of gothic literature and art traditions.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibitions, Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Minister of Economy and Energy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Olgun Amcaoğlu and artist Hakan Daloğlu made speeches.
Daloğlu’s works will continue to meet art lovers at the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. The solo exhibitions of “Anatolian Civilizations” and “Theological and Political Capricio”, which bring together 130 works exclusively prepared by the artist for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, will be held on Friday, September 9 at 17.00 by the Minister of Interior Ziya Öztürkler at the Near East University Atatürk Culture and Congress Center Exhibition Hall.
Olgun Amcaoğlu: “In order to exist in the future, we must embrace art and science. We must not get tired and we must not give up.”
In his speech at the opening of the “Faust” and “Barbarity of Civilization and Don Quijote” exhibitions, Minister Olgun Amcaoğlu said that he follows the achievements and visionary steps of the Near East Enterprises with great pleasure.
Referring to the political difficulties of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Minister Amcaoğlu said, “We all know that as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we did not come to these days easily. However, we never gave up.” Minister Amcaoğlu said, “The Near East Family carries the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus forward not only in science and art, but also in many other fields such as education, industry and tourism. First of all, I am proud as an individual who witnessed all the embargoes and then as a member of government of this country. To exist in the future, we must embrace art and science. We should never give up on our goals, we should not get tired and we should not give up.”
Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “With the transformation of TEAL, which will be Cyprus’ first floating ship museum, into the Maritime History Museum, another culture and art center worthy of our country will come into being in the center of the Eastern Mediterranean.”
In his speech, he said, “In these days when we are excited to start the new education period, opening solo exhibitions that bring together special works that are prepared exclusively for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, increases our happiness even more.” Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said, “I would like to thank the esteemed artist Prof. Dr. Hakan Daloğlu and the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.”
Stating that TEAL, which will turn into a Maritime History Museum before the exhibition opening on Friday, September 9, will be taken to the special area built in the Kyrenia Harbor with a ceremony, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ said, “We will complete one of the important stages of our Maritime History Museum which our Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel describes as the “pearl of our enterprises’ museums”. TEAL, which will turn into Cyprus’ first floating ship museum will be placed in a special area in Kyrenia Harbor, which was completed with great efforts by the Near East Enterprises Construction Unit. TEAL will embark on a brand new adventure after training dozens of captains at our Near East and Kyrenia Universities for 27 years. With the transformation it will undergo in Kyrenia Harbour, it will start to serve as the Maritime History Museum and a culture and art center worthy of our country and will come into existence in the center of the Eastern Mediterranean.”
Prof. Dr. Hakan Daloğlu: “Art is a stance against time. It is the signature that reflects and brings us into existence even in generations where we are not.”
Speaking at the opening of his personal exhibitions, Prof. Dr. Hakan Daloğlu, referring to the meaning of exhibiting his works in the museum as a collection, said, “One should not ask for too much. He should want something very much and want that thing all the time” and added that he always wanted his works to be exhibited as a collection in a museum. Stating that this wish came true through the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the artist said, “It is a great honor for me to have my name in the museum founded by such a comprehensive educational institution.”
Prof. Dr. Daloğlu said, “For all the opportunities it provides, I would like to thank our teacher Dr. Suat Günsel and all the Near East Family. Our teacher Dr. Suat Günsel was both behind us and beside us in this process. It was a great support to have him behind us and great energy to have him by our side.”
Stating that time passes quickly and we need to leave a mark on the future, Prof. Dr. Daloğlu said, “Art is a stance against time. It is the mark that reflects and eternalizes us even in generations in which we do not exist.”