Consisting of Artworks exclusively prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by Tatar, Kazakh and Kyrgyz Artists, the Group Exhibition, which features 18 Artworks of Tatar Artists, and 4 Solo Exhibitions of Kazakh and Kyrgyz Artists were opened by Hasan Taçoy, Minister of Economy and Energy

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Consisting of Artworks exclusively prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by Tatar, Kazakh and Kyrgyz Artists, the Group Exhibition, which features 18 Artworks of Tatar Artists, and 4 Solo Exhibitions of Kazakh and Kyrgyz Artists were opened by Hasan Taçoy, Minister of Economy and Energy

Exclusively prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, a group exhibition consisting of 18 works of Tatar artists and 4 personal exhibitions revealing the extraordinary vision of 2 Kazakh and 2 Kyrgyz artists were opened by the Economy and Energy Minister Hasan Taçoy.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the opening ceremony of the group exhibition and 4 solo exhibitions was realized at the Exhibition Hall of Near East University Hospital with the participation of TRNC Economy and Energy Minister Hasan Taçoy, Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel, vice rectors, faculty members, artists and guests.

The opening remarks of the exhibitions were delivered respectively by NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdag, Kazakh and Kyrgyz artists including Rabis Saliakhov, Baimukhanov, Omar Babazhanov, Bayzak Alybaev and Azat Idirisov, and the Economy and Energy Minister Hasan Taçoy.

Universities exist to serve particularly the society in which they are situated and to the whole humanity in general…
Near East University vice Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ began his opening remarks by underlining that universities existed to provide services for the benefit of their society in particular and the whole humanity in general via the science that they produced.

Highlighting that Near East University would continue to work and produce on the axis of science and innovation in order to achieve the goals that she determined, Professor Şanlıdağ expressed that the set fundamental objectives constituted the core of the created Near East culture adding that it was also an inspiration source for further accomplishments.

Underlining that Near East University has developed with a dazzling pace and become the largest education, research, culture and art center of Cyprus within a period of time that could be considered relative to the history of a comprehensive and high level institute of science and education, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ stated that Near East University with her educational, research and scientific accumulation use her energy to contribute to the economic, social, psychological and cultural development of the society in local and global scale. “As of 2018 and September 2019, our academic staff has participated in 1773 scientific activities and our academic units have organized 665 scientific activities. A total of 1507 articles, 910 of which published by prestigious journals scanned by Web of Science, 305 of which published by journals scanned on Scopus and 292 of which published on journals scanned on other international indexes, were published” noted he.

Highlighting the crucial role of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project in building up an art bridge between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkic republics and communities, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ stated that a total of around 4000 artists, almost 1000 of whom were from abroad, had participated in the project so far. “32 workshops were realized and almost 15 thousand artworks were created and exhibited through more than 120 exhibitions held at Near East University” said he.

“Today, we have gathered here to open the group exhibition consisting of 18 masterpieces created by Tatar painting artists Rabis Saliakhov, Viktoria Egorova, Rustam Gabbasov, İlshat Mingazov and Vitalii Petrov, and 4 solo exhibitions featuring 41artworks of Kyrgyz artist Baizak Alybaev, 33 artworks of Kyrgyz artist Vitalii Petrov, 25 artworks of Kazak artist Omar Babazhanov and 33 artworks of Kazakh artist Kuandyk Baimukhanov.

As the Near East family, we would like to express our gratitude to all of our artists for their unique contributions to the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. We have been progressing on this long and arduous route thanks to the belief, effort, support and guidance of each member of Günsel family. I would like to take this opportunity and extend our appreciations to them once again and greet all of you with my deepest respects and the happiness of sharing this success and proud” noted he.

Rabis Saliakhov: “The empires used to grow through wars and weapons in past, today the Art Empire is growing and widening through friendship and sincerity…”
Speaking on behalf of Tatar artists, Rabis Saliakhov voiced their pride of being a part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project. “On behalf of Tatar artists, I would like to say welcome to our exhibition. The Republic of Tatarstan is a part of the great Turkic world. This exhibition provides us with opportunity to experience the happiness of sharing the culture and spirit of our people with you. I would like to say that we are very happy that our works will be included in the collection of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts that built under the roof of Near East University. We know from history that empires used to grow up with wars and weapons. However, today we are witnessing how the empire of art is growing through friendship and sincerity. Dear, Dr. Suat Günsel, thank you very much for inviting us to accompany you on this arduous journey. With my deepest feelings, I sincerely wish you and your family a healthy life, happiness and prosperity. ” said he.

Addressing the participants, Kazakh artist Omar Babazhanov expressed his happiness of sharing his solo exhibition with them. “I would like to extend my appreciations to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel for providing us with this opportunity to share my artworks reflecting my experiences and vision of art. It is a great source of pride for me to receive this honorary award. Endless thanks to everyone” noted he.

Kuandyk Baimukhanov; “Working, producing under the roof of Near East University is a great treasure for me…”
Extending his appreciations to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel for providing him with opportunity to be a part of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project, which stands out as a spectacular and unique project to resound across the Turkic world and the world, Kazakh artist Kuandyk Baimukhanov expressed his feelings: “Working and producing under the roof of Near East University is a great treasure for me. I would like to say that I am proud that my works will be a part of the collection of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, which will be a unique art destination reflecting solely Turkic art and culture. I would also like to express my endless gratitude and deepest respect for providing us not only with support but also with the atmosphere full of inspiration required to spark creative production” noted he.

Azat Idirisov: “I am much appreciated to Mr. Günsel in recognition of his firm steps taken towards ensuring the development and unification of the art of Turkic peoples”
Speaking at the opening ceremony of his solo exhibition held at the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Communication, Kyrgyz artist Azat Idirisov welcomed the participants and expressed his happiness of sharing his exhibition with them. “I would like to extend my appreciations to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel in recognition of his firm steps taken towards ensuring the development and unification of the art of Turkic peoples. I also thank to him for providing us with opportunity to prove ourselves and develop creatively. I would also like to express my gratitude to all those who embraced and help us. When we first came here, Mr. Günsel told us that we would change. And now, I really feel; I will leave the island of Cyprus as another person. I have had a tremendous experience here, I have made new friends and this really an important matter” noted he.

Bayzak Alybaev: “Thank you for sharing this moment with me”
Addressing the participants, Kyrgyz artist welcomed the attended body and thanked them for attending the opening of his exhibition. “Soon, we all together will realize the opening of the exhibition. I wish you will have a good time and enjoy the viewing of the artworks reflecting my experiences and vision of art” said he.

Minister Hasan Taçoy: “We are experiencing a boom of Art”
“A new week and Near East University has come up with new exhibitions featuring art masterpieces. Everything has a history and this history unveils itself in artworks by passing through the extraordinary vision of our talented artists. A treasure reflecting the vision, mind and spirit is really formed. Today, we are experiencing the art boom of which we are at the center now. Our artists are also experiencing a kind of emotional boom right now. This is very obvious as they share their experiences, feelings and thoughts with us. There is also an important detail here; it is an important matter to see the father and his son working simultaneously for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project under the roof of Near East University.

The world has never witnessed such a beauty so far. Considering the tininess of our country, its geographical properties and its population structure, it is a miracle to achieve such a large number of art collection in such a short time and we are experiencing this miracle thanks to Near East University.

There are museums in all countries across the globe, however, grounding on my investigations, I can say that when Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts is completed, it will be unmatched compared to its kinds. This is an outstanding accomplishment that couldn’t be even thought and dreamed 15-20 years ago. 15 thousand of artworks and thousands of artists and this is just the beginning” said he.

Minister Taçoy ended his remarks by extending his appreciations on behalf of the Government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus mainly to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel and everyone who provided contribution to Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. “I wish continued success on this arduous route” noted he.

Awards and certificates of appreciation were presented to the artists…
Following the speeches, Minister Hasan Taçoy presented certificates of appreciation to Tatar artists Rabis Saliakhov, Vitalii Petrov, Rustam Gabbasov, Viktoriia Egorova and İlshat Mingazov. “Dogdurbeg Nurgaziyev Award”, which is awarded to comer young artists in honor of deceased Kyrgyz state artist Dogdurbek Nurgaziev within the scope of Alasya Awards, was presented to the Kazakh painting artist Kuandyk Baimukhanov, Silver Key Honor Awards were presented to Kazakh artist Omar Babazhanov, Kyrgyz artists Azat Idirisov and Bayzak Alybaev.

Exhibition ribbons were cut….
Following the speeches, the ribbons were cut and the exhibitions were opened for visits. 2 solo exhibitions and a group exhibition at the Exhibition Hall of Near East University Hospital and 2 solo exhibitions at the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Communication will be open for visits between 08:00-16:00 hours on weekdays until 7 October 2019.