Artist Hakan Daloğlu’s solo exhibition, “Theological and Political Caprices”, consisting of works he prepared exclusively for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, was opened by the Minister of Interior Ziya Öztürkler at the Near East University Atatürk Culture and Congress Center Exhibition Hall.
Hakan Daloğlu’s solo painting exhibitions titled “Faust” and “Barbarity of Civilization and Don Quixote” opened by the Minister of Economy and Energy Olgun Amcaoğlu at the Exhibition Hall of the Near East University Hospital, as well as the exhibition titled Theological and Political Capriches are free of charge for visitors until 23 September.
Bringing together 160 works of art, Hakan Daloğlu’s exhibitions consist of freely studied works that bring imagination and mind together and reveal unexpected changes.
At the opening of the solo exhibition “Theological and Political Caprices” attended by many guests, Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Minister of Interior Ziya Öztürkler and artist Hakan Daloğlu made speeches.
After the speeches, Hakan Daloğlu was presented Dr. Suat Günsel Honor Award Gold Medal by the Minister of Interior Ziya Öztürkler.
Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “Near East University continues to work and produce to enrich this land and the lives of the people living on it by melting science and art in the same pot. The openings we made this week are among the best products of this effort.”
Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, who started his speech by saying that they have accelerated their cultural and artistic activities with the new education period, said, “Just after our ceremony where TEAL, our Maritime History Museum, was taken to the area specially prepared for it in the port of Kyrenia, we are together for the opening of a new exhibition. Just two days ago, we held the opening of the solo exhibitions ‘Faust’ and ‘The Barbarity of Civilization and Don Quixote’ by our esteemed artist at the Exhibition Hall of the Near East University Hospital. This intensity and the successive openings are almost like a small part of the great effort made by the Near East Enterprises to enrich the culture and art atmosphere of our country.” Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ also said, “As we always say; Near East University continues to work and produce non-stop to enrich this land and the lives of the people living on it by melting science and art in the same pot. These openings we have made are among the most beautiful products of this effort.”
Ziya Öztürkler: “Near East University promotes our country to the world in the fields of science and art.”
Speaking at the opening of the solo exhibition titled “Theological and Political Caprichos” exclusively prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Minister of Interior Ziya Öztürkler said, “It is a source of great pride for me to be here today at this special opening of the Near East University.”
Stating that he completed his education at the Near East University, Minister Öztürkler said, “Near East University has a very special place for me. As someone who completed his undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees here, I must say that Near East University has a lot of contributions to me in education, culture, art, and many other fields.”
Minister Ziya Öztürkler said, “Art and culture are among the most important parts of society. The culture and art of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have risen thanks to the vision and creativity of the Near East Family.” Minister Ziya Öztürkler, who said that the Near East Enterprises has proven itself not only in culture and art but also in many fields and has taken his country to advanced points, said, “Although we are facing some political difficulties, the Near East University promotes our country to the world in the fields of science and art.”
Minister Ziya Öztürkler said, “We would like to thank the Near East University once again for introducing us to these unique works and the artists who created them. I hope we can instill a love of culture and arts by setting an example for future generations.”
Hakan Daloğlu: “I hope these works touch your heart. Because I share with you what I can say very quietly through these works.”
Artist Hakan Daloğlu started the opening speech of the exhibitions he prepared for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts saying “Theological and Political Caprices is an exhibition of patterns, and in fact, it is an adventure where imagination meets reason”. Emphasizing that these works are very special, Daloğlu said, “An artist should always think deeply. All of these works are works that we created by revealing our imagination and mind, that’s why we call these works Caprices”.
Reminding the words of Aristotle, artist Hakan Daloğlu said, “Man is a political animal. We tried to combine the political and realistic moments we experienced with our imagination and reflect them in our works.” Saying that he wants to surprise art lovers and raise awareness with his works, artist Hakan Daloğlu said, “I hope these works will touch your heart. Because I share with you what I can say very quietly through these works.”