By Heidi Trautmann
Once a year the teachers of
NEU Nicosia ‘nail their colours to the mast’ and show their own work, talk
about their visions, and are open to face judgement by the students and the
public. And many of them came and shoved through the exhibition halls of the
Atatürk Cultural Centre where works of various disciplines, painting, graphic
design, printing, ceramics, installations and photography were displayed. It
was a good presentation of teaching art on university level. New forms of art are
coming to the foreground, digital art, stencil art, photography, etc. and all
kinds of material are being used to make a statement. Some fine new art works and
techniques were shown.
Some of the teachers are
working for their doctorate besides teaching, also preparing for exhibitions
and in the background they concentrate on their own artistic development. A
tough time schedule, however, I think a most rewarding one since they can share
their knowledge with future generations.