Kyrgyz artists exhibition consisting of 60 artworks exclusively made for Cyprus Museum of Modern Art opened by Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu

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Kyrgyz artists exhibition consisting of 60 artworks exclusively made for Cyprus Museum of Modern Art opened by Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu

Kyrgyz artists’ group exhibition consisting of 60 artworks exclusively made for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by Gulnara Musabai, Zhanybek Rai, Ruslan Ibraimov, Bakhramzhon Temirov, Azamat Abakirov, Bazarkul Omurkul Uulu, Azizbek Sulaimanov, Duishobek Iskakov, Karypbek Ryskeldiev, Murdin Akhmatov, and Sadik Murzakhanov was opened by the Minister of Labor and Social Security Faiz Sucuoğlu.

According to the information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, the opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu, Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, vice-rector, institute director, deans, faculty members, artists and invited guests.

At the opening of the exhibition, the Vice-Rector of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Zhanybek Rai on behalf of Kyrgyz artists and Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu made a speech each.

Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ; “We will meet 2020 with 29 exhibitions on our campus”
Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ in his opening remarks recalling that 19 exhibitions consisting of 483 works of artists from 8 countries have been opened on campus within the scope of the Republic exhibitions that were held on October 29th and November 15th, said “We will meet 2020 with a total of 29 exhibitions to be held in the last week of this year, which will bring together art lovers with countless works of tens of artists in the exhibition halls on campus.”

Prof. Şanlıdağ stating that there will be group exhibitions consisting of 170 artworks of 30 artists from 5 countries which are Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Moldova, said “I would like to remind you that the Istanbul Biennial, which took place in Istanbul in the last months and which is held every two years, was realized with 220 works of 56 artists from 25 countries.”

“Within the scope of the project, 217 exhibitions were held with the participation of nearly 1500 artists from abroad”
Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ: “Under the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project, 217 exhibitions were held with the participation of over 1500 artists coming from abroad in the last 1 year, , the number of works produced exceeds 20,000 and the number of materials accumulated for all museums on campus has reached 100,000.”, added “We are witnessing the formation of a cultural treasury together. I would like to express my gratitude to each individual member of Günsel family and to all of our artists and to salute you with deepest respect and love, especially our Suat Hoca, who pioneered the implementation of all these important artistic and cultural projects.”

“Dr. Suat Günsel’s contributions to the culture of the Turkic world have a historical significance”
Speaking on behalf of artists from Kyrgyzstan, Zhanybek Rai started by greeting the guests who attended the protocol and exhibition. Rai in his opening remarks said “Suat Günsel’s contribution to the culture of the Turkic world has a historical significance. As Kyrgyz artists, we are honored to be a part of such a project. The exhibition that we will be opened today is the result of our joint efforts and is a symbol of a deep friendship between Kyrgyz and other Turkic peoples. As Kyrgyz artists, we are honored to be part of such a project. We are eternally grateful to everyone who is with us today. We wish everyone health and success.”

“You have done the impossible in art, you have created a museum where the richest artists in the Turkic world meet, let me call you the Crazy Turkish Cypriots…”
Minister Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu in his speech; ” In the book titled “Crazy Turks” depicting the Turkish war of liberation, there was a struggle for liberation through which miracles were created from impossibility, distress or forcing the conditions. Let me call you the Crazy Turkish Cypriots because you have done the impossible in art, you are establishing a museum with the most qualified artists of the world. In the case of Cyprus, the world is here because of the hydrocarbon richness in the Eastern Mediterranean, apart from this, it is a great pleasure to be here with you and talk about art. Talking about art, being with artists, seeing the paintings they have made creates a different world. Suat Hoca, our teacher obviously discovered this world, so intense work continues.”

“We are very proud of your consecutive success…”
“As mentioned earlier, one or two exhibitions are opened annually in Istanbul. Here, there are at least two to three exhibitions a week, exhibitions very rich in content. This actually shows a difference of Near East University for me. Once a goal has been set, these are the steps taken to achieve that goal. We have seen this before in healthcare, in the Faculty of Medicine. We see that the car factory is about to be finished, we see the mosque, we see the museums, we see the university, so this is a privilege and frankly we see that you have created this privilege and I see it as a wealth in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In spite of the troubles, there is a flower that grows really fast. Thus, we are very proud of this success. I hope that it will continue in this way and in this intensity in 2020, too. The steps you have taken in the art of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are much appreciated. I wish these will continue to increase and your success will continue at the highest level.”

The certificates of appreciation presented and the ribbon of the exhibition was cut…
After the speeches, Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu presented the certificates of appreciation to Gulnara Musabai, Zhanybek Rai, Ruslan Ibraimov, Bakhramzhon Temirov, Azamat Abakirov, Bazarkul Omurkul Uulu, Azizbek Sulaimanov, Duishobek Iskakov, Karypbek Ryskeldiev, Murdin Akhmatov, and Sadik Murzakhanov, and the ribbon of the exhibition was cut. The exhibitions can be visited in the exhibition hall of Near East University Faculty of Communication between 08.00-16.00 on weekdays until 27 December 2019.