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Exhibition 'Traces of Life' opened in TRNC

Painter academician Mustafa Gunay's international solo painting exhibition 'Traces of Life' opened in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Exhibition 'Traces of Life' opened in TRNC

The opening of the international solo painting exhibition of the faculty member of Istanbul Gelisim University Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Gunay named "Traces of Life" took place in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Northern Cyprus with the participation of Bünyamin Merhametsiz, the General Director of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of National Education and Culture, Kerim Akpolat, Director of the Cultural Department of the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture, Erdinç Akgür, direcotor of Cyprus Turkish State Theters, and many art education community leaders and art lovers.
 
“THE BIGGEST HERITAGE IS THESE WORKS”
 
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition saying “The greatest heritage that a nation will leave to future generations is neither property nor money”, TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture General Manager Bünyamin Merhametsiz said: “These are the greatest heritage that will be left to future generations.”
 
“ART WILL BE ADDED TO MUSEUM ARCHIVE”
 
Expressing their satisfaction for hosting an important exhibition within the university, Dursun Koç, Secretary General of ITU Northern Cyprus, reminded the words of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - “the artist is the first person to feel the light on his forehead after long efforts in the society”. On the other hand, Kerim Akpolat, Director of the Culture Department of the Ministry of National Education and Culture of the TRNC, stated that the portrait “Traces of Life-3”, which they liked very much from the exhibition, will be taken to be added to the Art Museum Archive of the Ministry of National Education and Culture, Directorate of Culture.
 
“THE ONLY THING THAT NEVER CHANGES IS THE EXCITEMENT INSIDE ME”
 
Sharing his feelings about the exhibition, Faculty Member of Istanbul Gelisim University Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Günay said: “In my works that I have taken as a subject of the reflections of life and experience on the human face, each of us will see sections from his own life, traces of his life and experience feelings. I held such artistic events and painting exhibitions in many European and Asian countries. In each of these there were different paintings, different venues, and art lovers from different cultures. But the only thing that didn't change was my excitement. Currently, I am experiencing that excitement that I opened my first exhibition. Because the moment an artist loses his enthusiasm is the moment when he ends his adventure of producing quality artworks.”


Edited date: 11.09.2020
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