The Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Communication & Media
Studies of Eastern Mediterranean University and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in Nicosia jointly present the art
with works by three different MA courses 2013-14 Fall Semester of Department of Visual Arts
and Visual Communication Design, EMU
from 27th May – 13th June
2014 in the gallery of the Goethe-Institut (UN-buffer zone next to Ledra Palace
Opening: Monday, 27th May 2014 at 7.00
pm in the presence of the artists
12am – 7pm; Admission is free
“Abandoned” is a story of
forgotten, lost, unclaimed and plucked, which have been separated from their
owners (deliberately or not) in a process such as conflict and war.
Graduate students with diverse nationalities, cultures, religions and languages
at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Visual Arts and Visual
Communication Design provide fascinating perspectives and inspiration on the
”Abandoned” project, thanks to their metaphoric approach and focus on a
lost cause, a lost identity, a lost place, a lost idea, and an abandoned dream.
Students expressed their take on the project in forms of posters and postcards,
motion graphics and experimental videos.
Since the students involved in this project did not have direct experience with
the Nicosia International Airport, which was selected as the case study, they
tried to familiarize themselves with the topic through their lectures, research
and photos taken by others. As William Glasser states in his “Choice Theory,”
we are all born ”genetically programmed” to have five basic needs of ’survival,
love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.’ In that regard, students from
various backgrounds were able to create powerful visual messages as their final
Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Posters and Postcards
Asst. Prof.Dr. Fırat TÜZÜNKAN
Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Niloufar Safapour(Iran), Ali Fallahzadeh(Iran), Barış Parlan (Cyprus), Neda Rezadeh (Iran), Marjan Khajavi (Iran), Faegheh Babazadehchenarani (Iran), Zahra Mohammadkazemi (Iran), Elena Ghedova (Russia), Ayben Şengil (Turkey), Shima Golchin (Iran), Ahmad Osama Azmi Albakri (Palestine), Seyedeh Rozhano Azimi Hashemi (Iran), Shiva Parhizkari (Iran), Nasim Nejad Azar (Iran), Yali Wang (China), Maedeh Fekri (Iran), Oluwasegun
Benjami Adetona (Nigeria), Sholeh
Zahraei (Germany), Olaniyi Efena
Teidi (Nigeria), Omid Kalantar
(Iran), Nigina Nasridinova
(Tajikistan), Bike Koralp (Cyprus), Şeyda Nur Turunç (Turkey), Sara Fahami (Iran), Farrukh Safarzoda (Tajikistan), Esra Taşkın (Cyprus), Zahra Barzigar (Iran), Wshyar
Mohamad Amin Mustafa (IRAK)
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