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The Nomad world of Mongolia

By G.BAIGAL

The unity of pride, beauty, inspiration and magnificence of MONGOLIA is being exhibited at the Union of Mongolian Artists Hall (UMA). “MONGOL” is a joint exhibition being held in honor of the 850th anniversary of Chinggis Khan by four prominent fellow artists—A.Chadraabal, A.Ochirbold, O.Enkhtaivan, and D.Batmunkh –each presenting eight to 11 works of art. Observing this event, it was evident that most of the creations were usually associated with the high spirit of the Mongolian symbol, the “horse,” or assumptions in the spirit of insight.
Art is not only a mirror of society but also a window through which we can view and deepen our understanding of the world and ourselves. It is a rich source to consider historical and current ideas. The artists expressed their opinions and beliefs in a very elegant and definite way- “modern and mongol art.” Yet each of them reflected their own uniqueness within their work while echoing the thoughts and hopes of Mongolians.
Batmunkh’s “MONGOL” was explained as representing the densely lined steeds which are the 21st century’s Mongolians, who are flourishing “again” after 800 years from the time of Chinggis Khan and these modern Mongolians are moving forward together at the same time to conquer the world “spiritually.” He also said, in terms of speaking his mind through the art, “modernism” is the optimum way forward.
O.Enkhtaivan noted that he’s been living in the “world of art” for over 20 years, creating artwork in coming from many directions. For this exhibition, his choice was modernism. The picture above is a sculpture depicting a unity of steed and human, another is the unity of human, wolf and horse illustrating Mongolia, as precisely the Mongolian steppe must co-exist with these three creatures. He also said “Everything has more than two sides since each single thing is not exactly a single thing but rather a unity of more than two different things”…
Artist Chadraabal’s main inspiration at this time was the king of the Great Desert, the “Camel.” There were several meticulously created sculptures and calligraphy sets depicting the strength, magnificence and pride of the Desert King.
As I stepped into the Gallery, a beautifully sculpted bronze horse caught my eyes immediately. The tail and mane of it were resplendently pointing upwards, symbolizes the eternity and high spirit of fire and lighting against the wind. Ochirbold’s masterpiece.

This event runs from September 26th until Tuesday, the 2nd of October at the Union of Mongolian Artists Hall (UMA) Gallery, located opposite of Sukhbaatar Square, on the second floor of the black building on the corner of Chinggis and Peace Ave.

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