Featuring 40 Artworks prepared by Kazakhstan Artists specially for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the Exhibition of Kazakhstan Artists was opened by National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Özyiğit

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Featuring 40 Artworks prepared by Kazakhstan Artists specially for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the Exhibition of Kazakhstan Artists was opened by National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Özyiğit

The Painting Exhibition of Kazakhstan Artists, which consists of 40 artworks that specially prepared for Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by 5 Kazakh artists, 3 of whom are state artists, was opened by National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Özyiğit.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the opening ceremony of the exhibition was realized at the exhibition hall of Near East University Hospital with the participation of National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Ozyiğit, NEU Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ.Günsel, vice rectors, Near East Bank General Director Selami Kaçamak, deans, faculty members, Kazakh artists and guests.

The opening remarks of the exhibition were respectively delivered by NEU vice Rector Professor Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu, Nelly Bube, Kazakh artist with honorary artist title, and National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Ozyiğit.

Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu: “Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will become an Educational, Research and Learning Center with a Collection Consisting of Worldwide Known Artworks…”
Beginning his remarks by extending his appreciations to the Kazakhstan artists for their unique contribution to Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Professor Sadıkoğlu stated that the exhibition featured 40 paintings that prepared specially for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by 5 talented Kazakh artists.

Expressing that art was the most beautiful expression of human emotions and thoughts, Professor Sadıkoğlu stated that art had a great importance for arousing the emotions, healing the human spirit and spurring actions that motivate further learning and thinking.

Indicating that they had realized a number of exhibitions so far, Professor Sadıkoğlu underlined that the exhibitions had been organized with the purpose of enriching the collection of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts as well as to create awareness about the crucial role of art in social life. “Up to now, a significant number of very distinguished and world renowned artworks have been donated to the Museum by many talented artists. To establish a museum is an extremely strenuous and arduous process. Each world-famous museum has a different establishing process and story. Our Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel, who is deeply bound up with his country with great love, has mobilized all the possibilities to gather and preserve our entire historical, cultural and artistic heritage at museums within the body of Near East University. Being aware of the crucial role of arts in adding color and vividness to social life, the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel with his prescient view has spared no sacrifices to open new horizons for our country. In this regard, Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will be one of his greatest works reflecting the artworks of the Turkic artists of a vast geography ranging from China to the middle of Europe” noted he.

Indicating that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus had become the activity center of painters coming from different countries, Professor Sadıkoğlu stated that artists from Turkic republics and communities regularly had workshops in our country and created artworks for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.

Underlining that the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts has the mission of not only preserving, documenting and exhibiting artworks but also exploiting its potential as a learning place, Professor Sadıkoğlu stated that the Museum will play an active role with regard to lifelong learning. “In this regard, the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will become an educational, research and learning place with a vast collection of world-known artworks” said he.

Featuring 40 Artworks prepared by Kazakhstan Artists specially for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the Exhibition of Kazakhstan Artists was opened by National Education and Culture Minister Cemal Özyiğit

Gathering Art and Artists together is aimed at…
On behalf of the group of Kazakhstan artists, Kazakhstan artist Nelly Bube expressed their gratitude for invitation regarding the project app. She noted that gathering together the works, art and artists from the Turkic speaking countries was the main aim.

“During our stay here, we felt ourselves at home as if we had been with family members. Thank you for all the services you had provided for us. We wish the continuance of our cooperation with the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts” said she.

Minister Özyiğit: “Near East University has undertaken an important mission for the Merging of Cultures…”
Underlining that Turkic world covered a vast geography; Minister Cemal Ozyiğit stated that people of same origin and beliefs had spread to the different geographies across the world. “Not only for people living in different geographies but also for the peoples of the World it is important to know the cultural differences acquired by living in different geographies” noted he.

“The significant noteworthy artworks of the peoples of Central Asia come to life here and shed light on the world. An effort is exerted for better understanding the cultural texture and lifestyles there. Near East University has undertaken an important mission in reflecting this effort. The Cyprus Museum of Modern Art Project is progressing rapidly. The works of artists from different countries enrich the museum’s collection. Another museum of art may be needed in future” said he.

Minister Özyiğit ended his remarks by congratulating Near East family and everyone who provided contribution to the exhibition.

Kazakhstan Spirit is being reflected…
Following the speeches, the opening ribbon was cut and the exhibition was toured. The exhibition features 40 oil on-canvas painting that poetically reflects folkloric and national themes, women in national costumes and Kazakhstan history. The exhibition will be open to public for two weeks between 10:00-12:00 on weekdays.

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