ARTIST B.Bolormaa’s solo exhibition
March 21-30, 2016
GOOD SIGN, artist L.Khongorzul’s solo show
Recipient of Special Prize from Grand Art 6, Mongolian-Korean young artists’ competition, artist Khongorzul displayed her works in over 30 exhibitions held in Mongolia. She was also invited to participate in 2014 Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in Japan and International Artists Exhibition organized by Daejon International Artists Exchange Association in 2015, Korea.
Opening starts at 18.30 on Monday, Mar 07, 2016 at 976 Art Gallery
On 6 July, 976 Art Gallery is opening group exhibition of four leading artists of contemporary Mongol zurag painting – Baatarzorig Batjargal, Nomin Bold, Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu and Gerelkhuu Ganbold each of whom, has developed his/her own unique language of artistic expression, with recognizable motifs, strong elements of social criticism, using traditional techniques of Mongol zurag, which shares a heritage with Persian miniature and Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting and characterized by ultra-fine brushwork, bright colours and themes from the everyday.
Artist Baatarzorig’s paintings distinguish in their use of recognizable historical figures and combination of traditional and consumer imagery. He is particularly concerned with the loss of Mongolian heritage through a succession of outside influences, including the ascetic culture of Soviet-style communism and the consumerism of American-style capitalism. In his addressing of serious social concerns, Baatarzorig also brings epic composition and satirical humour. Symbol-heavy colors and figures in Nomin’s works comment on contemporary issues; wealth, politics, nature, and human relationships by placing people from secular society in the world of gods. Nomin’s goal is to displace current conventions and encourage viewers to evaluate cultural norms from the point of view of Mongolia’s ancient history. Particularly notable is her use of gold leaf and collaged pages from Mongolian scriptures. Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu creates dream-like works characterised by fine brushwork, innovative composition and an elegant use of colour, reflecting the experiences of Mongolian women as well as psychologically charged imagery of contemporary life. Her paintings incorporate both poetic and everyday imagery, creating subtle contrasts between the manufactured and the natural or organic, and between intense, massed detail and flat planes of colour. Gerelkhuu describes life in present-day Mongolia as an eternal battle, a daily struggle for money and food while the powerful fight among themselves for influence. His work addresses this situation through particular reference to the famed mounted warriors of the Mongol empire, drawing as much on comics and science fiction cinema as it does on Mongolian epic painting and the local genre of equestrian painting.
From November 2015 to April 2016, artists will present Mongolia first time in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA, Queensland Australia.
Text source: QAGOMA
Contemporary artist Bayartsetseg Dashdondov, known as Godo, is presenting her artworks, inspired by the poem found in the famous Mongolian historical book, Altan Tobchi or Golden Chronicle of the mid 17th Century.
A REQUIEM OF THE WARRIOR GILGUDEI
You went as a wing of a flying hawk, oh my Lord!
You went as a load of a tinkling cart, oh my Lord!
You went as a wing of a frolicking martin, oh my Lord!
You went as a load of a circling cart, oh my Lord!
You went as a wing of a chirping bird, oh my Lord!
You went as a load of a squeaking cart, oh my Lord!
According to the author of Altan Tobchi, Gilgudei related this poem after Chinghis Khaan’s death.
Born in Ulaanbaatar, Bayartsetseg obtained her art education in Mongolia and China. Since 2003 she has been actively exhibiting her artworks and showing art performances domestically and internationally. Her solo shows include Flower Cutter 2006, Chinggis Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mine 2008, Khan Bank Gallery and 3 art performance shows held at Zanabazar Fine Art Gallery, 976 Art Gallery, Museum of Choijin Lama and Fierce Club. Internationally artist Bayartsetseg has displayed her artworks through exhibitions such as, Intertwine Experience CAFA, Beijing, China, The Best Art Works 2004, CAFA, Beijing, China; Heart to Heart, joint exhibition Daejeon, South Korea, Landscapes 2011 joint exhibition of Russian Mongolian artists, Baikal, Russia and 30th Anniversary Exhibition of the International Modern Artists Association in 2011 at UNESCO Exhibition hall, France, Paris.
15 Aug – 4 Sep, 2014
Based in Münster, Germany, artist Ts.Gan-Erdene is a graduate from the Mongolian University of Culture and Arts in 2001 and Kunstakademie Münster in 2010. He completed master’s degree program under the guidance of the Prof. Hermann-Josef Kuhna.
Gan-Erdene artworks have been displayed in over 30 solo and group exhibitions in Mongolia, Germany, Holland and UK in notable museums and exhibition halls such as, NRW Museum, Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, Museum of Contemporary Art, Munster and Government of Münster City, Germany. For his mastery, he received Art Prize for Young Art in 2006, 2nd Prize by Kuboshow in Herne in 2006, 1st Prize from International Art Competition Point No Return, Kunstverein Wesseling Ev in 2012.
1st floor of Choijin Suite Building Jamyan Gun street, Sukhbaatar district (next to ICC Tower) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia