Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman opens Mustafa Hastürk’s Retrospective Painting Exhibition, The Second Exhibition of Art Center

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Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman opens Mustafa Hastürk’s Retrospective Painting Exhibition, The Second Exhibition of Art Center

The Retrospective Painting Exhibition of Mustafa Hastürk, lecturer of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of NEU, opened at the Art Center, which started to serve within the scope of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts opened on the campus of Near East University and where four exhibitions could be carried out at the same time, opened by Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman.

According to a press statement released by the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, the second exhibition hosted by the Art Center in Atatürk Culture Center was opened by Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman and attended by the President of the Board of Trustees of the Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, Vice Rectors, deputies, deans, artists, art lovers and guests.

The Retrospective Painting Exhibition consisting of Mustafa Hastürk’s works can be visited between 10:00 pm and 17:00 pm. until 12 November 2018.

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, and lecturer Mustafa Hastürk delivered speeches at the opening of the exhibition.

He wished a life with art …
Mustafa Hastürk, who took the first word at the event, expressed his gratitude to the Founding Rector of Near East University, Suat İ. Günsel, the President of the Board of Trustees, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel and Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman for their support to art and artists.

Mustafa Hastürk, who stated that the exhibition was a work of art of the Near East Family, said ” Thank you all for your support to me and your devotion to art tonight, I wish you all a enjoyful night full of art.”

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman opens Mustafa Hastürk’s Retrospective Painting Exhibition, The Second Exhibition of Art Center

Assoc. Dr. Erdal Aygenç: We will improve our lives with art”
Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç, said that their friendship with Mustafa Hastürk is quite old and had their education together under the same roof, and they have been working together since then.

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman opens Mustafa Hastürk’s Retrospective Painting Exhibition, The Second Exhibition of Art Center

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman: “We must continue to produce in order to exist…”
Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman stated that the Near East University first laid the foundations of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, then the opened of the temporary building and held the art exhibitions, and this is extremely important in terms of the rapid continuity of the artistic production. Expressing the importance of creating spaces that embrace artistic production, Prime Minister Erhürman emphasized that it is important to continue producing art for our existence.

Prime Minister Erhürman stated that Mustafa Hastürk was beside him when he had made many dreams and he said “It is a great pleasure for me to see that he realized the dreams by putting stones on top of each other. I am particularly excited by the fact that it is a Retrospective exhibition in terms of observing his artistic adventure from one point to another. Art and production heals. We are going through periods that we need a lot more. Compared to our population and our surface area, we are a country with a lot of individual success stories compared to other countries in the field of artistic activities. I believe that these success stories will, of course, merge into a social success. The reason for this belief is the existence of our artists who are producing in spite of restrictions. I thank him for raising our hopes once more and bringing us together in this pleasant atmosphere.”

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