The “Fine Arts Maritime Exhibition and Ship Models Exhibition” to be held by Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts in honorof the 40th birthday of Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East Enterprises will be opened by the Minister of National Education and Culture Olgun Amcaoğlu on Saturday, October 9 at 10:00 at the Near East Art Museum.
After the “Dardanelles Naval Battle Warship Models Exhibition” opened by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts at the Near East University Grand Library exhibition hall, which is currently open to visitors, maritime-themed exhibitions continue. The first of the exhibitions to be opened by the Minister of National Education and Culture, Olgun Amcaoğlu, will bring together 45 marine-themed artworks of the faculty members of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University. The Fine Arts Maritime Exhibition, which includes paintings, sculptures, illustrations and prints, will be the 382nd exhibition of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.
Another important exhibition to be opened at the event will be the Ship Models Exhibition, where realistic models of 17 ships, including important ships such as Fenerbahçe Ferry, Aleppo Ferry, 1850 Beşiktaş, River Ship, Paşabahçe Ferry, Baştarde, Bandırma Ferry, Savarona Yacht and Söğütlü Yacht, will be exhibited. In the exhibition, which includes ship models made by İsmail Topal, historical ship examples such as Ottoman Sunday Boat, Gazar Tugboat, Chırnık, Chektiri, Izmir Boat, Chekleme, Greek Breme will also meet.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün: “We are very delighted and honored that our exhibition is being held in honor of İrfan Suat Günsel’s 40th birthday, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Near East Enterprises who greatly contributed to art and culture life of our country.”
The exhibitions to be opened by the Minister of National Education and Culture, Olgun Amcaoğlu, are curated by Near East University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Deputy Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün. Emphasizing the importance of the sea and maritime in the history and culture of Cyprus, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergün said, “The Maritime History Museum, which will be opened with the landing of the TEAL Ship in Kyrenia Port, will turn into one of the important symbols of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. As faculty members of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, we continue to produce works in the concept of sea and maritime with this inspiration and motivation. The artworks, some of which can also be seen in the exhibition, have a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, printmaking and illustration.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergün also emphasized that they are delighted and honored as the Fine Arts Maritime and Ship Models exhibitions are held in honor of the 40th birthday of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Near East Enterprises, Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, who made great contributions to the art and cultural life of the country.