By Heidi Trautmann
the framework of establishing a wide and informative spectrum of the visual
arts in North Cyprus, the Cyprus Modern Art Museum at the Near East University
has in the course of the last months brought forward many exhibitions and has
now started to honour artists, who have
made an impact on the artscene and society in many ways.
Uluçam has, since the 1980s, when he returned to the island after his
university years, understood to combine art forms and nature to find in the end
his own style, not only in the separate disciplines as such, graphic and design
and photography but in a combined form, as we can see in his current exhibition
again. Graphic elements in photography and nature. It requires an especially
have written about his work many times and not only is he known as an artist
but also as a keen gardener and nature lover and his fans come from across the
island each spring to admire Hikmet’s Wonderland when carperts of cyclamen
cover every corner of his garden. Find some links here.
on April 16, a solo exhibition of his graphic photographic work was arranged by
NEU in the Foyer of the the Faculty of Dentistry which will be open to view
until 05 May.
Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul (Head of the Faculty
of History and Atatürk Research Centre) opened the row of speeches describing
the vision of unifying sciences and the arts which are the base of a country’s
history. When Hikmet Uluçam came
to the microphone to say his thanks he showed an old invitation around for one
of his first exhibitions, issued by Dr. Suat Günsel and he mentioned that
already in those days Dr. Suat Günsel was supporting the arts.
Mustafa Akıncı and his wife Meral have been present at the ceremony and it was
from M.Akıncı’s hands that Hikmet received the award. A black velvet cloth was lifted to uncover a
bust of Hikmet and it will, I presume,
be placed one day in the Hall of Honour of the new Art Museum. They both
look so nicely together.
congratulations, Hikmet Uluçam