Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 works of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars

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Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 works of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars

The Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 artworks exhibited in two exhibitions and exclusively made by Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan artists for Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts was opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars.

According to the information provided by Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, the twin exhibitions held in the Exhibition Halls of the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center were opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars, the Founding Rector Suat İrfan Günsel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, vice rectors, deans, lecturers, artists and guests. At the opening of the exhibition, Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu, on behalf of the artists of Kazakhstan Sogulov Smagulov, on behalf of Kyrgyzstan artists Shekerbek Anarbekov and Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars delivered speeches.

Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 works of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars

7 Museums with spiritual importance for Cyprus will be brought to society…
Delivering the opening speech of the twin exhibitions, Vice Rector. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu stated that they opened the 27th exhibition of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, and that now 10 exhibitions are open to visitors, including about 8 thousand paintings of 2 thousand painters. At the opening of the exhibition, Prof. Sadıkoğlu said that the artworks in sculpture would also be exhibited along with the paintings.

Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu stated that the busts of well-known scientists and artists will be exhibited in all faculties of the university.He said that Near East University has made great advances in education and health, and hundreds of programs have opened in the fields of Health Sciences and Social Sciences. With the establishment of the Near East Hospital, the most important health problems Turkish Cypriots have been solved. Now we’re materializing the museums. We will in total establish 7 museums for our country.

Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu said: “The Cyprus Car Museum which is among the top 5 car museums of the world, the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts which was established within the scopes of education and research, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Herbarium which includes the flora and fauna of Cyprus, the Turkish Cypriot National History Museum, and the Knife and Sword Museum are the spiritual prides of the Turkish Cypriots. These museums will take part in the leaflets of tourists who visit our country. The greatest spiritual importance of these museums is that tourists will see Cyprus, not only by the works and remains of Venice, Lusignan and the Ottomans, but also by the works of the Turkish Cypriots. They will meet the works of Günsel family, a Cypriot family. In this respect, museums have a great importance and meaning.”

Expressing that art is always given importance in the world, Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu ended his words by saying that Near East University will continue to give importance to culture and art as well as education and health.

Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 works of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars

The Cyprus Museum of Modern Art will become an Art Temple…
Sembigali Smagulov speaking on behalf of the Kazakhstan artists, said “We are delighted to see you, the art lovers in our exhibition. We would like to thank you for inviting us here and for providing a creative atmosphere. We, as artists and art people, forget from time to time that through art we serve our peoples who create us. So, we write our destiny and complete our mission. The rich history of Northern Cyprus proves this. Thank you for being a part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. We appreciate and support every step that Dr. Suat Günel takes to revive the culture and spirit of the Turkic world. Art is a gift that God has given to man. The welfare of the peoples starts in places where this gift is regarded as an important value. In the future the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will become a temple of art. I wish the best for all those who dedicated themselves to make artworks and for my colleagues, I wish the continuation of their eratos”.

“We are happy to be part of such a project”
Shekerbek Anarbekov, speaking on behalf of Kyrgyzstan artists, said, “Your contributions to the Turkic world culture have a historical significance. The exhibition is the result of our joint efforts. It is the symbol of friendship between Kyrgyzstan and other Turkish rings. We are proud to be part of such a project. I offer endless gratitude to everyone and wish them every success”.

Exhibition of Artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan consisting of 40 works of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars

Interior Minister Baybars: “I congratulate the struggle of the Near East University for the increase of cultural and artistic projects…”
Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars expressed her happiness and admiration at the opening of such a rare exhibition of outstanding works of Kyrgyz and Kazakh artists on April 15, the World Art Day, the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Minister Baybars, “Art, culture is very important, the Turkic cultural background with the cultural composition of the cultural richness, and in this sense, the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts is a gift to our country and is a first of its kind and I am very delighted to be here with you.”

Minister Baybars congratulated Günsel family for their efforts for carrying out cultural and artistic projects and making investments for developing cultural values, as they have done in every field.

Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars, who gave the example of Leonardo Da Vinci’s saying, “Keep away from those who look at but do not see, who speak but not listen, who touch but not feel…”, said “Art and artists always remind us of this. This describes how to be together as human beings, to live together without discriminating religion, language, gender, sexual orientation and identity. I hereby salute the artists who recreate what we see, what we love.”

The Certificate of Appreciation Presented and Ribbons were cut…
After the speeches, Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars presented a certificate of appreciation to the artists of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Then the exhibition ribbon was cut and exhibitions were visited. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Artists Exhibition where the Kyrgyz painting art in abstract and metaphorical expressions and the culture of Kazakhstan is exhibited with ethnic motifs, will be visited between 10: 00-12: 00 until 30 April 2019.

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