Two Group Painting Exhibitions consisting of 55 Artworks exclusively made for Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by Daghestan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by UBP Kyrenia Deputy and Former Minister of National Education and Culture Özdemir Berova

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Two Group Painting Exhibitions consisting of 55 Artworks exclusively made for Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts by Daghestan and Kyrgyzstan Artists opened by UBP Kyrenia Deputy and Former Minister of National Education and Culture Özdemir Berova

Two group painting exhibitions consisting of 25 artworks of Daghestani artists Patimat Guseynova, Gabibulla Gabibullaev, Magomed Dibirov, Zakaria Zakariaev, and 30 artworks of Kyrgyzstan artists Altynbek Torogeldiev, Ilias Sheripbaev, Mamyraly Eshbaev, Turgun Tashkuziev, Yrysbai Tolonov, Kanat Muratayev were opened by the former Minister of National Education and Culture, UBP Kyrenia Deputy Özdemir Berova.

According to the press information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, the opening ceremony was attended by the former Minister of National Education and Culture, UBP Kyrenia Deputy Özdemir Berova, Founding Rector of Near East University, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, Rector of İzmir Institute of Technology Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, Vice-Rector of İzmir Institute of Technology Prof. Dr. Alper Baba, Vice-Rector of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, directors of the institutes, deans, lecturers, artists and guests.

At the opening, the Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ started his opening remarks stating that only a country can survive with science and art, and as long as a community produces in medicine, informatics, technology and art, the existence of that community continues.

The launch of Electric Car Günsel held with broad participation.
Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ; “Our university, which has been making significant investments in R&D for a long time, has achieved world championships with the Robotic football team, while the seeds of a dream have been planted with solar cars Ra-25 and Ra-27. The test drive of our first domestic electric car, Günsel, which was developed by our 109 engineers by working during days and nights, was successfully done by our Founding Rector and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. This was the dram of our Teacher, Suat Günsel, it was brought to life with the project led by his son, our teacher, Irfan. Günsel will be launched with broad participation next month.”

1500 artists became part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Art project
Underlining the fact that 232 international exhibitions have been held in 2019 within the scope of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts Project, which started to bring freedom to creativity, bring together the Turkic Republics and all the relative communities in Northern Cyprus, but united all the art of the world by crossing over the borders in a short time. Şanlıdağ; “To date, 1500 artists have been part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project. The number of works produced so far exceeded 20,000. As for the 7 museums that will operate in the museum area on campus, these are the Car Museum, Herbarium and Natural History Museum, the National History Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Knife and Sword Museum and the Miniature Car Museum, and the number of materials accumulated for them has reached 100,000.”

Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ; “In 2020, we will continue our scientific and artistic projects without slowing down. Today, there are 25 works of Daghestani artists Patimat Guseynova, Gabibulla Gabibullaev, Magomed Dibirov, Zakaria Zakariaev, and 30 works of Kyrgyzstan artists Altynbek Torogeldiev, Ilias Sheripbaev, Mamyraly Eshbaev, Turgun Tashkuziev, Yrysbai Tolonov, and Kanat Muratay. we are together at the opening of the painting exhibitions. We sincerely thank every individual, all our artists, our employees, especially our teacher, Suat Günsel, Günsel Family, who has accomplished many important projects, especially the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, and who has always been with us in every field of life, and science, and wish you a day full of art.”

Patimat Guseynova; “The Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will reach to supreme success. We wish everybody who walks this way endless energy”.
Speaking on behalf of Daghestan artists, Patimat Guseynova said; “Today we represent the lands of Daghestan, I am speaking on behalf of Gabibulla Gabibullaev, Magomed Dibirov, Zakarya Zakaryaev and myself, and I would like to share our thoughts with you on behalf of Daghestan artists. Many artists said that heaven was created here. But I think we are still alive and life shows that it is very difficult to create the conditions of heaven on earth. But this is another story. The workshops and the atmosphere created here are very necessary for the artists in these difficult times because they always ensure development. In different periods, every artist considers himself as a fairy of art, but the artist should train like an athlete. Because we create messages for people and are responsible for what we do. Dr. Suat Günsel is aware of this. You have created a core that will move around a lot and create a powerful resonance. You have set out on a difficult path, many of your targets have been reached, and I believe many more works are expected to be done in the future. However, I know that the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts will make a great success. We wish everyone who walks this way. From here, we will take the warmest and most beautiful memories to our homes. Hope to see you again soon. ”

Altynbek Torogeldiev; “After becoming a part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts project, we got a better understanding of how important this project is.”
Speaking on behalf of Kyrgyzstan artists, Altynbek Torogeldiev said; “After becoming a part of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, we understood better how important this project is. We have worked, produced, and made new friends while we were here. On the other hand, we had the opportunity to touch the rich history of Cyprus. This gave us a different inspiration. Also, we are also eternally grateful to Suat Günsel for the award dedicated in the name of our famous national artist Dogdurbek Nurgaziyev. We do not only leave our works here, but we leave the moments that will introduce the Turkic world to future generations. This is our contribution to the Cyprus Museum of Modern Art.”

Özdemir Berova; “Near East University has become a brand”
Then, UBP Kyrenia Deputy Özdemir Berova took the word and said that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is an island of universities.

“Within this university island context, Near East University has become a brand in the field of education. We know that one of the main elements of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the field of education and our universities operating in the field of higher education basically have three main functions. First of all, providing quality education to the students on our island is one of their main tasks, and secondly, research and development, and combining these two elements is essentially the third main element. In this context, Near East University conducts successful activities in all three areas. In addition to the high quality education it provides in the field of education, it also takes great steps in the field of research and development. I had the opportunity to participate in the promotions of Günsel electric car, which we had the opportunity to visit recently and which I believe will be a brand for Cyprus.”

Berova: “We had the opportunity to start a busy day with the serenity of art”
“Art is really a very important phenomenon. In this context, when we look at the Turkic states, which we consider ourselves to be members of a large family, we have been able to cooperate in art, culture and other fields with close contacts after the era of the Cold War. At the point of establishing these relations, Near East University is making a very successful process and t it has carried out important activities so far to bring us together with the members of the big Turkic family and artists and scientists. As I started the day with such an intense agenda, I would like to thank Suat Günsel, who gave us the opportunity to take the serenity of the spirit given by art, and see the valuable works of artists from Daghestan and Kyrgyzstan in this beautiful exhibition. I extend my thanks to everyone who contributed.”

Certificates of appreciation handed out and exhibition ribbons were cut
Following the speeches, artists from Daghestan and Kyrgyzstan were presented the certificates of appreciation by the former Minister of National Education and Culture, UBP Kyrenia Deputy Özdemir Berova and the ribbons of the exhibition were cut. Exhibitions can be visited between 08.00-16.00 on weekdays until January 31, 2020, at the exhibition hall of the Faculty of Communication, Near East University.