Heidi Trautmann

935: Meeting the Line – International Art Group Exhibition At the Art Gallery-Cyprus.com

At the Art Gallery-Cyprus.com from 19.09. – 30.09.2017

By Heidi Trautmann

In times when uncertainty, fear and mistrust spring up like weed we cannot control, it is most important that counter actions are taking place to rebuild trust and cooperation. Artists of all disciplines can and must do their part to it and set an example. They are in many ways supporting the diplomatic services of their countries.

For two decades approximately, artists around the world are communicating and working together moving with their activities, workshops, exhibitions, and so forth from one country to the next, exchanging ideas and introducing their culture to each other.

On 19 September such an exhibition opened at the Art Gallery Cyprus.com in Nicosia with eight artists who have worked together and met each other before in Cyprus or their country respectively. In the order of the alphabet….

Ahmet Erman Karagöz (TRNC)

Avijit Mukherjee (India)

Bedia Kale (TRNC)

Emine Tokmakkaya (Turkey)

Mehmet Oflazoğlu (Turkey)

Ipek Denizli (TRNC)

Palash Paul (India)

Sheeren Elbaroudi (Egypt)


Ipek Denizli, having been the curator of some women artists workshops in the TRNC, has also curated the present one. It is also her view that working together and visiting each other creates understanding and appreciation.

It is a pleasure to visit a professional gallery, one of the very few ones in the TRNC, where the service around art is complete including the technical side of framing. See Ahmet Kale’s facebook site https://www.facebook.com/ahmet.kale.5268


Paintings, graphic work, photography are on display by the eight artists who were not all present but had their work sent to Cyprus. I have taken some pictures when I visited the opening, one evening before my own exhibition in Nicosia. 

Nidai Güngördü, Mayor of Girne held his opening speech
Nidai Güngördü, Mayor of Girne held his opening speech

Ipek Denizli, the curator
Ipek Denizli, the curator

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