Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu opened the solo exhibition of Omirzak Rystam and the group exhibition of artists from Tajikistan, Bahrom Ismatov, Farrukh Negmatzade, Parvin Gulov and Bahruz Zabirrov.
According to the information provided by the Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations, the opening ceremony of the exhibitions was attended by the Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu, Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, vice-rector, institute directors, deans, faculty members, artists, and invited guests. At the opening of the exhibition, the Vice Rector of the Near East University, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Tajik artists, and Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu made a speech.
7 museums will meet art lovers on November 15, 2020
Near East University Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ his opening remarks, "We are witnessing the accumulation of a cultural treasure, this treasure is standing out in the Museums Area on the Near East campus," he said. Şanlıdağ continued his opening remarks and said "On November 15, 2020, Cyprus Museum of Modern Art will be opened, along with the Car Museum, Herbarium and Natural History Museum, National History Museum, Marine Museum, Knife and Sword Museum and 7 museums on campus will meet art lovers.
Cyprus Car Museum is among the top 5 in the world...
Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ also spoke about the other museums; "Founded in 2007, our Car Museum has over 100 cars. With both classic and modern style cars, it is ranked among the top 5 in the world by the authorities and is the only one in the area. Herbarium and Natural History Museum, which was opened on May 7, 2019, is the product of an 18-year-work. It is the richest plant museum containing more than 10 thousand plant species, living specimens and fossil and geological materials."
National History Museum is the first museum on Turkish Cypriot history...
The National History Museum, established in cooperation with the Near East University and the University of Kyrenia, is the first museum on the history of Turkish Cypriots. 35 distinguished scientists have been studying to reflect the historical process from the 1570s to the present day in the museum. Similarly, the first and most comprehensive Marine Museum of our country has been established in cooperation with the Near East University and Kyrenia University. In the museum, corners reflecting the Conquest of Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime History, Ottoman Navy, Maritime Education History, Cyprus Peace Operation, Maritime Trade History, Underwater Archeology and Maritime Heritage and Culture will take place. The Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, of which the foundation was laid on August 9, 2018 and brings together artists from many countries, is rising as the largest museum of modern art in this geography, providing extensive opportunities for the exhibition of antiquities and all artworks in the field of modern art. The Cyprus Museum of Modern Art will be an important museum that addresses the international platform and it assumes responsibility in the selection, accumulation, preservation and exhibition of artworks. The museum collection will consist of works that will best represent their country of origin in the context of art history.”
The number of works to be exhibited in all museums has approached 100 thousand...
Şanlıdağ emphasized that nearly 1000 artists from abroad have so far participated in the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts Project. Şanlıdağ said, “Many workshops have been held and 182 exhibitions have been opened so far. With the ones to be opened today, the number will be 184. The number of works produced so far exceeds 15,000. For all the museums that operate on campus, this figure has reached to 100.000. Today, we are present in the opening ceremony of the solo and group exhibitions of Kazakh artist Omirzak Rystan and artists from Tajikistan Bahrom Ismatov, Farrukh Negmat-Zade, Parvin Gulov, and Bahruz Zabirrov. I would like to express my gratitude to all our artists and every member of Günsel Family for their support to the Cyprus Museum of Modern Art Project."
Farrukh Negmatzade; “Cyprus Museum of Modern Art is remarkable enough to leave a mark in history and we are sure that future generations will understand the value of this project”
Speaking on behalf of Tajikistan artists, Farrukh Negmatzade said; Kez "For the first time, a group of Tajikistan artists take part in the art symposium held under the umbrella of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. This is very proud of us. First of all, I would like to thank Founding Rector Suat Günsel for inviting us and providing us with this opportunity. During our time here, we have tried to share our experiences and talents with you through our works. We have seen the real magnitude of this project with our own eyes and we have to say that it has the power to make a mark in history, and we are sure that future generations will understand the importance and value of this project. I would like to express my sincere gratitude and respect for your support and attention, warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. I hope that I will soon be able to welcome you on the territory of my homeland,”
Omirzak Rystan; "I would like to express my gratitude to Günsel for every step taken for the spiritual development of the Turkic world, societies and countries ”
Kazakh artist Omirzak Rystan said, "I would like to say that I am very happy to be on the territory of Northern Cyprus and to participate in the symposium that will leave a mark in history ”
Rystan said, "I would like to express my gratitude to Suat Günsel for every step he has taken towards the spiritual development of the Turkish world, societies, and countries. Also, I am grateful for the opportunity and support provided us for being here today. I have made new friends and gained valuable experiences. I am proud to be a part of the Turkic world united under the umbrella of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and leave a mark here and wish everyone health and happiness."
Minister Sucuoğlu: “The car factory will make a great contribution to the TRNC economy...”
Minister of Labor and Social Security Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu, in his speech, expressed his happiness for being together with the artists, and that each time he visited Near East University, he saw that different buildings were rising or completed, and that the mobility in the largest mosque construction on the island is gradually increasing. He said that they visited the car factory on campus 3 days ago and emphasized that the car factory would contribute greatly to the economy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Minister Sucuoğlu; “The success of Near East University will go parallel with the success of the TRNC”
Minister Sucuoğlu; “There is a constant movement on the campus of Near East University. In terms of technology, art, science, education, and so on, there is always an attempt to going forward. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those and Near East family for their contribution to this development. This is a great excitement, a great breakthrough, a great contribution to the TRNC. I know that the success of Near East University will be in line with the success of the TRNC."
Certificates of Appreciation presented to the artists and the exhibition ribbons were cut
After the speeches, Minister of Labor and Social Security handed out the Ulug Beg award, which is given to international artists within the scope of Alasia awards, to the Kazakh artist Omirzak Rystan, whose solo exhibition would be opened, and certification of appreciation to Tajik artists. The exhibition can be visited at the exhibition hall of the Faculty of Dentistry of Near East University between 08.00-16.00 on weekdays until 29 November 2019.