By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..
On 18th January 2019 Eastern Mediterranean University finalised a protocol with 6 local artists, under the Art Collection project run by the Centre for Cyprus Studies (DAÜ-KAM). Local artists, İnci Kansu (6 pieces), Günay B. Caymaz (5 pieces), Mustafa Öztunç (5 pieces), Hüseyin Özinal (3 pieces), Nurtana Karagil (8 pieces) and Gökçe Keçeci (6 pieces) signed the protocol.
As per the information provided by the university, the number of works of art in EMU’s collection has now reached 423.
In her speech, on the occasion, DAÜ-KAM Art Projects Coordinator Zehra Şonya thanked all the contributing artists and said that EMU would undertake all necessary precautions for preserving, exhibiting and promoting these pieces. Şonya also stated that a promotional website designed for the collection’s artworks will soon be in service. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam conveyed that since his first day in office, he has been a supporter of the Cyprus Turkish art and artists. He underlined that this support would increasingly continue and that these artworks would meet not only the locals, but the world. In her speech, Artist İnci Kansu expressed her gratitude to EMU. She stated that EMU’s art collection initiative is valuable and very satisfactory for the country’s artists. The ceremony ended following the protocol signing and a group photo.