The artworks of 17 artists at the Famagusta Culture
and Congress Centre - KÜKOM
By Heidi Trautmann
Alashia – the oldest name for Cyprus, city kingdom of
Cyprus – around 1500 BC mentioned in old Syrian and Egyptian trade documents.
Alashia, under this image of a name 17 Cypriot artists travelled to Izmir in
May 2013, under the curatorship of Ayhatun Atesin, ceramic artist, and with the
financial blessing and good words by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and
Culture, to have a group exhibition
within the framework of the grand 2nd International Izmir Art
The artists participating were in the order of
alphabet Aşik Mene, Ayhatun Ateşin, Emel Samioğlu, Emin Çizenel, Eser Keçeci,
Feridun Işıman, Gamze Anil Baykan, Gökçe Keçeci
Şekeroğlu, Güner Pir, Hikmet Uluçam Ilkay Önsoy, Inci Kansu, Ismet
Tatar, Mustafa Öztunç, Özge Refik Kutsay, Pembe Gaziler, Ruhiye Onurel (Ros). A
very good and interesting mélange.
Now, from 25 October to 22 November 2013 the entire
exhibition was taken to the new Culture and Congress Centre in Famagusta, i.e.
the building is outside of Famagusta on the road to Bogaz, near the Lion’s
House and the EMU Beach Club. The event was opened on Oct 25 in the presence of
Mr. Serdar Denktas, now responsible for the Ministry in which the Cultural
Department is positioned. I wonder if the art scene in North Cyprus will carry
some blossoms under his wings.