“Life in Purgatory DA exhibition
Eastern Mediterranean University
(EMU) Rector's Office: Within the scope
of the opening of the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year, the exhibition ,, Life in Purgatory” will be presented
to the art lovers on Friday, September 28 at the Bedesten in Nicosia.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be
held on Friday, September 28 at 19.00 in Bedesten (Suriçi - Nicosia). The
exhibition, which will include approximately 60 works, will be open to visitors
between 10:00 and 17:00 except Sunday, until October 4, 2018.
“Life in Purgatory“
The word ‘Araf’ is considered to be the space
between Heaven and Hell. EMU Cyprus Research
Center (KAM) Art Co-ordinator and Exhibition Curator Zehra Şonya said that the
name of the exhibition was ‘Life in Purgatory, being between heaven and
hell, staying in the centre of all dilemma, being trapped in uncertainty,
inaction, helplessness, being out of the system, being other, etc. It can
be considered as a metaphor open to development. With the exhibition, it
was aimed to make life visible and read on people in society, especially from
the psychological, social and cultural point of view, on situations created by
people, and here from the point of view of the artists.
The Rector of EMU shared his thoughts about
the exhibition. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that EMU is an educational institution
that values art and art should - besides science - be valued in the same
way. As a university, Dr. Osam stated, we try to add valuable works
of artists to the EMU Collection. Professor Dr. Osam said: We
are proud to bring the precious works of our artists to the public attention.
Works of 22 artists will be exhibited
To date, the university signed a protocol with
a total of 22 artists, including a total of 393 art collections. In the
exhibition are works of artists contributing to the collection:
Arif Albayrak, Aşık Mene, Bahar Çıralı, Batu
Gündal, Eser Keçeci Malyalı, Gökçe Keçeci, Gönen Atakol, Heidi Trautmann,
Hüseyin Özinal, İnci Kansu, İsmet Tatar, Kemal B. Caymaz, Mehmet Ulubatlı,
Mustafa Öztunç, Nilgün Güney, Nilüfer İnandım , Osman Keten, Serkan İlsever,
Simge Uygur, Şenol Özdevrim, Taylan Oğuzkan and Türksal İnce.