Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts continues to bring art together with art lovers in different regions of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Solo painting exhibitions, which bring together 40 works by world-renowned Kyrgyz artists Kadyr Bekov and Kubanychbek Ibragimov, were opened by Famagusta MP Fikirye Eroğlu Canaltay at the Fine Arts Gallery of the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus and met with art lovers in Yeniboğaziçi, İskele and Famagusta.
Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus, which also includes the Near East Yeniboğaziçi College, which continues its education with kindergarten, pre-school, primary, secondary and high school units; Halil Günsel Culture and Congress Center, which has many meeting rooms and exhibition halls, as well as an amphitheater for 450 people, a multi-purpose sports hall with a closed area of 2 thousand square meters, which was opened recently; the Grand Library provides access to 750 thousand printed books and 850 million digital resources, and the Near East University Faculty of Medicine Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, meet the needs of the people of the region in the fields of education, health, sports and culture.
Solo painting exhibitions titled “Dedicated” and “Clone”, which bring the works of world-famous artists Kadyr Bekov and Kubanychbek Ibragimov together with the local people, can be visited free of charge until June 24.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibitions, which brought the number of exhibitions of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts to 414, Famagusta Member of the Parliament Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay and Head of Near East Enterprises Museums Department Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul gave speeches.
Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay: “Thanks to art and artists as they lead us to move forward step by step.”
Speaking at the opening of the exhibitions, Famagusta MP Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said that it was the third exhibition she attended in Yeniboğaziçi and said, “Every day, in a world where hopelessness is instilled, with the beauty of art, we remember that there are actually beautiful things in life. Thus, today is also a day of awareness. We should not forget that there are such beautiful things in our country and they touch our lives.”
Emphasizing that the role of art in a country’s progress is huge, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said, “The Near East Enterprises has always supported art and the artist. Many esteemed artists from different countries brought their works together with us here in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Having all these values and beauties has always taken us one step further as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”
Expressing her happiness at the opening of the 414th exhibition of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts on the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus, MP Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay said, “The first thing we need is art that will ensure our social peace. Thanks to art and artists as they lead us to move forward step by step.”
Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul: “Our artists, who reflect the Kyrgyz culture using modern figures, bring their works together with you, esteemed art lovers.”
Stating that people have brought their feelings and thoughts with art since the first ages, Near East Enterprises Museums Department Director Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul said, “Many artists hide their own story in their works. Art lovers, on the other hand, look for their own stories, rather than the stories hidden by the artists, while looking at the works of the artists.
Stating that art is good for everyone, Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul said, “Art instills hope and love for humanity under all circumstances. This hope and love is an important legacy for the future.”
Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul stated that as Near East University, they pioneered by contributing to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in many fields in terms of education, science, health, art and technology, and said, “The number of materials in the museums within the Near East Enterprises has exceeded 100 thousand. As a result of the workshops carried out by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the number of exhibitions opened in the exhibition halls of the Near East Formation has reached 414, and the number of artworks in our museum has reached 50 thousand.
At the end of his speech, Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul referred to the rich history of Kyrgyzstan and said, “The geography of Kyrgyzstan has hosted important states in the Turkic history. In today’s exhibition, our artists, who reflect the Kyrgyz culture using modern figures, bring their works together with you, esteemed art lovers. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this precious event.”