Nine Exhibitions consisting of 227 Works exclusively made for Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts to be opened by Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy
Date Added: 23 October 2019, 10:09
Last Updated Date:18 November 2020, 10:55

9 separate exhibitions consisting of 227 artworks exclusively made for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will be opened by the Minister of Economy and Energy, Hasan Taçoy. The exhibitions consist of 42 printmaking works of 7 printmaking artists from Turkey, 85 printmaking works in two solo exhibitions of Printmaking Artist Dr. Gokhan Okur, 6 works of 3 artists from Germany, 4 works of 2 artists from Lithuania, 8 works of 2 artists from Belarus, 27 works of 5 artists from Kazakhstan, 42 works of Kazakh artist Manatbek Amanbayev and 13 works of Kosovo artist Ethem Baymak.

The exhibitions consist of 42 works of Funda Altın and Hatice Çöklü from Ordu University, Burcu Bayazıt, Elif Beyaz, Emre Çalış and Yasemin Kaplan from Hacettepe University, and Yunus Torun from Erciyes University, 85 works of Gökhan Okur, 6 works of German artists Gabriele Schaffartzık Kleffmann, Folke Lindenblatt Kretzschmar and Karl Heinz Daxl, and 4 works of Lithuanian artists Mindaugas Juodis, Dijana Rudokiene, 8 works of artists Marta Shmatava, Ilona Kosobuko and Viktoryia Krupskaya from Belarus, 27 works of Kazakh artists İssim Arstanov, Manatbek Amanbayev, Zhanat Koshen, Almas Nurgozhayev and Aizhan Omirbayeva, 39 printmaking works and 3 oil paintings of Kazakh artist Manatbek Amanbayev, 13 works of Kosovo artist Ethem Baymak will be opened by the Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy.

According to the information provided by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the opening of nine separate exhibitions consisting of a total of 227 works, will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08.30, the exhibition hall of the Near East University İrfan Günsel Congress Center and at 09.15 in the Exhibition Hall of Faculty of Dentistry.

42 print painting works of academics and artists from Turkey to be exhibited...
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün, program coordinator of Print Painting Artist Residence, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın, Head of Department of Plastic Arts and exhibition curator, giving information about the print painting artists coming from Turkey, pointed out in their joint statement that the working disciplines of the Near East University Print Painting Artist Residence is an international art formation realized in the print painting workshops of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, which includes all traditional printing methods.

Exclusively made for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts...
Ergun and Yazgin also said in a joint statement; "At the end of the 12th print painting workshop realized at the Art Residence with the participation of Funda Altın and Hatice Çöklü from Ordu University, Burcu Bayazıt, Elif Beyaz, Emre Çalış, Yasemin Kaplan from Hacettepe University, and Yunus Torun from Erciyes University, in total 7 artists and academics from Turkey, conducted a 10-day workshop at the Print Painting Residence of Faculty of Fine Arts. We are grateful to our artist colleagues for their dedication and contribution to the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts."

Print Painting Exhibition titled "Fishbone" by Gökhan Okur...
Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design faculty member and Print Art Artist Dr. Gökhan Okur states that this concept has come to the forefront in his works which take place in Print Painting and Draft Exhibitions. In addition to this, the artist emphasized that he tried to make a fiction on the dialectics of death and life in this exhibition and reminds the words of Greek philosopher Epicurus, “One should not be afraid of death, there is no death when there is life, and when death comes, we people disappear". The artist chooses the fishbone as the form; "This is the basic fact of this exhibition, where bone goes back 300,000 years from today, and thanks to these remains we know about many living things. Therefore, this exhibition can be considered as my own remains that will be left to the future."

Who is Gökhan Okur?
He was born in 1969 in Ankara. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara and high school in Istanbul. After graduating from Trakya University, Edirne Technical Sciences Vocational School, Department of Restoration in 1991, he entered Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Design. He worked as a research and teaching assistant at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphics where he completed his bachelor's degree in 1995, master's degree in 1998 and proficiency in arts in 2010. Since 2006, he has been teaching at the Near East University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Design.

German Artists' exhibition consisting of 6 artworks
Gabriele Schaffartzık will present her own artistic narrative in her symbolic images she created exclusively for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Folke Lindenblatt will present her city concept integrated with fish image and Karly Heinc Daxl will present the symbolic images he created in animation form, reflecting his original style and artistic insight.

Group exhibition of Lithuanian Artists
The Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Juodis presents the figures in which he depicts the inner and psychological states of the individual, Dijana Rudokiene associates the concepts of infinity and emptiness in her pictorial expression.

Exhibition consisting of 8 works of Belarusian Artists
Belarusian artists reflect their original style and artistic insights in their works; Marta Shmatava will present the compositions she created with her metaphysical understanding of painting and her symbolic language; the color compositions in which Ilona Kosobuko abstracts urban landscapes and architectural elements; the figures Viktoryia Krupskaya associates with the expressive colors and the color surfaces she creates with spontaneous strokes.

Group exhibition consisting of 27 works by Kazakh Artists
The works of artist Zhanat Koshan are made in national style for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Art. His works they reflect the life of the Kazakh people and depict horses and simple daily life. The artist tries to reveal the life of his people in his works that include local and decorative concepts. Artist Aizhan Omirbayevan's works were made in the form of surrealism. In his works, women's energy is felt. In Elements of Energies, the artist expresses the dance of the elements: fire, earth, water and air. A string of elements that are all connected and harmonious. In his work titled "Heavenly Jingle", the artist depicts love. Almas Nurgozhayev's "Friends of Childhood" is a picture of sincere human relations. While his work depicts various subjects, the artist's own style and reflections are remarkable. In his works, the images of people are depicted in his own style. Compound solution is not a standard in his works, but conveys lightness and dynamics. Manatbek Kamanbayev's works are conducted in historical genre, as seen in “Steppe Atlantis", he focuses on Kazakhstan's environmental problems. In the works of İssim Arstanov, the artist mentions his unforgettable memories of his childhood and steppe life. In some works, he describes the daily life of the Kazakh people.

Who is Manatbek Amanbayev?
Kazakhstan Artist Manatbek Amanbayev meets with art lovers with a solo exhibition consisting of 42 works. Manatbek Amanbayev was born in 1959 in Kazakhstan. In 1981, he graduated from the Art and Graphic Department of Abay Kazakh State Pedagogical Institute. Since 1994, he has been a member of the Association of Artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1998, he was awarded the first prize in an international competition dedicated to the distinguished German artist H. Vogeler. In 2003, he became the diplomatic representative of the sculptors of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the symposium "World Through Art" held in Uralsk in 2003. In 2006, he was nominated by the Republic of Kazakhstan Sculptors in Astana for the Republican Symposium Myths of the World ». In 2011, he received a special award from the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the development of graphic art. In 2009, he received the first prize for "The Best Artist Of The Year" given by Akim from Karaganda region. In 2012, he won the first prize in the International Graphic and Cartoonist Competition in Romania. Since 1982, he has participated in regional, national and international art exhibitions. His works take place in Kasteev State Museum of Fine Arts in Almaty, in the residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the home museum of H. Vogeler in Germany, and in many private collections in Turkey and abroad.

Solo painting exhibition consisting of 13 works by Kosovo Artist Ethem Baymak
Artist Ethem Baymak will present the landscapes in which he expresses the character of the Balkan cities, reflecting his original style and artistic insight in his works exclusively made for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.