By Ahmet Abdulaziz …

The Cyprus Art Centre organised an exhibition of 38 talented artists as “Exhibition of Republic Day”,  in honour of the foundation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The exhibition was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the TRNC.

According to the information provided by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, TRNC Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman, NEU Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor İrfan S. Günsel, NEU Rector Professor Ümit Hassan, vice rectors, deans, artists, art-lovers and guests participated in the third exhibition of Cyprus Arts Centre situated in Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre.

Curated by Associate Professor Erdoğan Ergün, the Exhibition of Republic Day features artworks such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and printmaking created by using different techniques. The exhibition will be open to the public until the 30th November, 2018.

The opening speeches of the exhibition were delivered by TRNC Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman, NEU vice Rector Professor Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu and NEU Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Dean Professor Erdal Aygenç.

In his opening remarks, Professor Aygenç stated that 38 different persons engaged in art at Near East University came together and created a group exhibition by using different techniques. “When we talk about art, first of all, we have to ask “what does art reflect?”. Art reflects reality. However, it is not a reality that we face every day and everyone perceives at once.

“It is not possible to understand and explain art with words; it is possible via emotions, let’s live our emotions in the exhibition” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, the NEU Vice Rector Professor Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu said that the exhibition reflected the inner-world, thoughts and feelings of  talented artists.

Expressing that the exhibition was an event held within the scope of the Cyprus Museum of Art established within the body of Near East University, Professor Sadıkoğlu underlined that all artworks at the exhibition were special works being displayed for the first time.