Two Separate Personal Exhibitions of 50 art pieces made by Turkmen Artists Azat Myradov and Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev have been opened by Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu…

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Two Separate Personal Exhibitions of 50 art pieces made by Turkmen Artists Azat Myradov and Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev have been opened by Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu…

It was revealed that two personal exhibitions of 50 art pieces of Turkmen Artists Azat Myradov and Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev have been opened by the Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, two personal exhibitions have been opened at the NEU Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre to which Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu,Founding Rector of Near East University Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel, Vice Rectors, Deans, Heads of Institutes, Academicians, artists and guests attended.

It was pointed out that Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu and Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu both made speeches.

Nature and Multiple Figures are in the compositions of distinguished Turkmen artists…
The opening speech of the opening ceremony was made by the Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu who stated that so far more than thirty Turkmen artists were invited to Northern Cyprus and, Azat Myradov and Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev are distinguished Turkmen artists.

Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu also stated that he saw realism in the Turkmen artists’ pieces and expressed that Turkmenistan has nature, streams, mountains and horses unique in the world that no one in Europe, Asia and America could draw those horses like Turkmen artists. Additionally, he said that it was possible to see artwork reflecting Köroğlu. Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu expressed that Turkmenistan has a very rare history and the borders of the first Turanian state were formed in Turkmenistan. Furthermore, generations of Cengiz Han have ruled this area for a long time. Also, Osmangazi has ruled Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan was given special status after the Bolshevik Revolution. Historical events and wars in Turkmenistan greatly affected the artists who emerged there. Turkmenistan is on the Silk Road, and most importantly, Tahir and Zühre, a tragic love story similar to Leyla and Mecnun, and Romeo and Juliet. All historical events and works have been a source of honor for the Turkmen artists. Finally, Prof. Dr. Sadıkoğlu emphasised that nature is revealed in Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev’s works, whereas he said that there are very figurative compositions which are very difficult to draw in Azat Myradov’s work.

Bakan Çavuşoğlu: “I would like to congratulate Dr. Suat Günsel for bringing a big idea to life…”
In his speech, Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu stated that art was a significant notion and that for hundreds of years, humans have been discussing art. He defined art as the reflection of what we see and experience in history on the canvas after passing through the filters of emotions of the artists. Moreover, he said that people who grew up with the love story of Zühre and Tahir are the traces that affect the arts of people struggling to exist.

In addition to the above, Minister Çavuşoğlu expressed that artists who come here reflect their feelings and thoughts on canvases and their artwork will make a contribution to the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. He said that as we all look at these art pieces, we will combine our own feelings to those emotions of the artists and position them in our own world. He added that the work of the Turkmen artists will continue to influence our artists as well. Furthermore, he stated that our artists will reflect on their inspiration as they learn more about the history, love and troubles which inspired the Turkmen artists.

Çavuşoğlu stated that artists coming from our ancestors’ land will see our beautiful island and be inspired by it in their future art creations. He also stated that art is a phenomenon that interacts with what we see, what we learn and what we communicate with.

Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu expressed that Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel realized the biggest project that will be beneficial to artists coming to the country,as well as to our art and Turkish Cypriot people and suggested that a portrait of Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel should be made since he strongly believed that Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel was a great investor and had an artistic spirit. He ended his words by expressing that he wondered if the image on the canvas will be similar to what they think of Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel.

“Uluğ Beg” Award and “Silver Key Honour Award” were presented…
Following the speeches, Minister of National Education and Culture Nazım Çavuşoğlu presented the “ULUĞ BEG” award to Azat Myradov as part of the Alasya Grand Art Awards; an award given to master artists whose works are exhibited in the museums of the Near East University. On the other hand, “Silver Key Honour Award” was given to Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev.

“It is a great honour to be present here!”
Making a speech after the presentation of awards, Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev stated that most of their artwork reflected the history, epics and other folklore of Turkish people. Furthermore, he expressed that the other pieces were the cross-section of the rich Turkmenistan soil. Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiyev stressed that they had previously came here a couple of times and that it was a pleasure to meet new artists as well as their old friends. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Suat Günsel for this opportunity, warm welcome and interest shown to us.

The exhibition was opened…
Subsequent to the presentation of awards, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held. The exhibitions themed on historical landscapes and war will be available to visit until 1st July 2019 at the exhibition hall of Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre on weekdays at 08:00-16:00.