The "Fine Arts Exhibition in honor of Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan" consisting of artworks exclusively made by Near East University Fine Arts Faculty artists for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts held at the Near East University Grand Library Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan Republic Hall.
The exhibition consists of 40 works by 20 artists, includes paintings, ceramics and prints. The 368th exhibition, held by the Cyprus Moder Art Museum, will be open to visitors free of charge at the Near East University Grand Library Exhibition Hall between 08:00 and 16:00 on weekdays until the end of January.
At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East Enterprises, Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan, and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç made speeches.
Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel: "We regard this exhibition as a symbol of the family loyalty adopted by the Near East Family."
In his opening speech, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Near East Enterprises Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, who defined the Near East as a "Family", said “Our precious teacher Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan is one of our most precious family elders with his wisdom, guidance, gratitude, and friendship”. Expressing their happiness for holding the opening of the exhibition held in honor of Ümit Hassan at the hall that bears his name, Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, "We regard this exhibition as a symbol of the family loyalty of the Near East Family, whose purest form we learned from our teacher, Ümit."
Describing the TRNC as the gateway to the world with 2.5 million printed books owned by the Near East University Grand Library and 650 million digital resources, Prof. Dr. Günsel said that with the events held in its halls, this treasure of knowledge unites with culture and arts. “Giving the name of Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan, our precious elder, valuable scientist, teacher of the professors in this temple of knowledge and culture is a very meaningful and great source of happiness for us." Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, “We will continue our walk to future shoulder to shoulder with the energy and strength created by the Near East Family. We are a family and we will always walk together.”
Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan: "Leadership, determination, self-sacrifice ... this is the breakthrough and code of the great institutionalization that took place at the Near East."
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition held in his honor at the hall bearing his name, Near East University Rector Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan also gave an emotional speech. Stating that he left his 29th year behind at Near East University, Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan made remarks about these years, “I taught many lessons. I took care of administrative affairs. And I was appointed as Dr. Suat Günsel's assistant. Afterwards, I was appointed as Rector, which I have been continuing for 21 years ”.
Prof. Dr. Hassan said, “Dr. It is not possible to reduce Dr. Suat Günsel to three words in one sentence. However, begging your indulgence, let's try to do this; leadership, determination, self-sacrifice...This is the breakthrough and code of great institutionalization".
In continuation of his speech, Prof. Dr. Hassan said; “Taking this opportunity, I kindly thank Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, my precious friends who are with us at this moment, my precious colleagues, staff and administrators of Near East University in every department, our esteemed artists who put their marks on those precious artworks. However, my biggest debt is to my students who have pushed me to learn for more than half a century. I have learned in virtue of them.”
Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç: "We are delighted to open the 386. exhibition held by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts in honor of our esteemed Rector Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan."
Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Dean Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç said in his speech; "As lecturers and artists, the 368th exhibition consisting of the works we prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts was presented to our esteemed Rector Prof. Dr. We are happy to open in honor of Ümit Hassan ”.
Prof. Dr. Aygenç continued his speech by addressing Ümit Hassan, “It is a great pleasure for us to be together with you under the umbrella of the Near East Family. It would not be an exaggeration to point out that our esteemed teacher has taken his place not only in our minds but also in our hearts. We are proud to be present at the exhibition held in your honor with the staff of our faculty and our artist friends ”.