Kazakhstan Artists Painting Exhibition Consisting of 55 Artworks of 15 Artists from Kazakhstan Opened by Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy…

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Kazakhstan Artists Painting Exhibition Consisting of 55 Artworks of 15 Artists from Kazakhstan Opened by Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy…

The “Kazakhstan Artists Painting Exhibition” consisting of 55 artworks exclusively made by the Kazakh artists for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, was opened by Hasan Taçoy, Minister of Economy and Energy.

According to the press information provided by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of the Near East University, the opening ceremony of the exhibition held in the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center Exhibition Hall with participation of the Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy, Founding Rector of the Near East University Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel, Central Governor Ahmet Arslan, vice rectors, deans, lecturers, institute directors, artists and guests.

At the opening of the exhibition, Near East University Vice Rector. Prof. Dr. Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu, Rakhmangazy Makazhanov and Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy made a speech.

An Exhibition Rich in Style, Color and Content Made…
The opening speech of the exhibition was made by the Vice Rector of the Near East University Prof. Dr. Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu. Prof. Sadıkoğlu said that the exhibition is very rich in terms of style and content.

Stating that it is possible to see gray tones on the one hand and white, blue and red tones on the other hand, Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu said that all of the tones carry a philosophical thought. Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu said, “Kazakhstan painters generally deal with the topics of impressionism, post-impressionism, realism and environment. The third largest lake in the world; Caspian Lake, Miçan Lake and Aral Lake are located in Kazakhstan. Painters also bring into attention the catastrophes taking place in the Aral Lake. Some of the works also show the effects of environmental disasters.”

Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu continued, saying that more than 3 million people were killed in Kazakhstan due to Soviet policy in the 1930s, and that this was reflected in the artworks. Stating that Kazakhstan belongs to the Kipchak Turks, Prof.Dr. Dr. Sadıkoğlu said, “The Cengiz Khan Empire continued its existence in Kazakhstan for a long time. It has also been a source of pride for the Turks. The main epicenter of the Hun Empire, which conquered all of Europe, is Kazakhstan today.”

Kazakhstan Artists Painting Exhibition Consisting of 55 Artworks of 15 Artists from Kazakhstan Opened by Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy…

“Cyprus Museum of Modern Art is of Great Importance for Turkic People…”
“There are always hidden ideas in the works of artists and art has always been of great importance in big countries” , said the Vice Rector. Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu, and gave examples of works carried from wars to museums. Stating that the creation of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is pleasing. Dr. Sadıkoğlu concluded his speech by saying that the museum is of great importance for all Turkic Republics and this artwork will be preserved.

Turkic World is Growing Under the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts
Speaking on behalf of the artists of Kazakhstan, Rakhmangazy Makazhanov spoke about the warm hospitality shown by the the Near East University family and Turkish Cypriot people to artists coming from sister country Kazakhstan, and emphased the unity of the people.

Makazhanov said: “Historically, our peoples are blood brothers and spiritually close to each other. The Silk Road connected us together like weaving and enriched our lives and cultures by harmonizing them. These ties are also deeply felt through these days. The idea of being closer to each other, feeling the unity of Turkish peoples, focusing on our similarities kept us busy in our minds. These ideas are realized through the initiative of Dr. Suat Günsel. This mission is not nationally important, but it is important regionally. Under the umbrella of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, the renewed and united Turkish world is growing. Dr. Suat Günsel’s energy and working capacity is an example for all of us. I thank you for everything on behalf of the Kazakhstan painters. ”

Minister Taçoy: “Near East University Provides Intercultural Dialogue through Art…”
The Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy stated in his speech that the historical process of people living in Cyprus that came out of Ergenekon with the figures of wolf, horse, nomadic life and so on can be seen in the cultures of the other brother countries as reflected through the exhibition.

Minister Taçoy said, “It is a phenomenon and emotion that our children will also be able to see, sense and understand the messages of these works, and figure out that the people living out there share the same historical feelings and that they transform their culture into art”

Minister Taçoy said “When all of these artistic works are considered as the figures to improve Turkishness, which has existed for tens of thousands of years and is carried forward through the art, I also recall the economic cooperation, and we are after getting closer in terms of art.”

Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy said, “We should not only stay in cultural and artistic forms, but also should find life in a different body. With the inspiration of the light of future you have now formed, we should see the light in the end of the tunnel and teach it to our children as well. I would like to thank Suat Günsel for giving us this light and for the beauty he has created for us. We will do everything necessary to keep this light alive”.

Certificate of Appreciation was presented and the exhibition was visited…
Following the speeches, the Minister of Economy Hasan Taçoy presented a certificate of appreciation to the Kazakh artists and the exhibition ribbon was cut and the exhibition visited. The exhibition, which reflects the nature and decorative styles, can be visited in the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center Exhibition Hall until 21 June 2019 between 08.00-16.00 on weekdays.