A nostalgic reunion


Graduates of the Vasily Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute are presenting a joint exhibition called “We are Surikovs”. The exhibition is on view at the Union of Mongolian Artists through February 7. About 80 paintings by 20 artists are presented in the exhibition.
The opening ceremony was held on January 29, attended by a large crowd happily celebrating the evening. “It is a great night. When we were students, it was our dream to release our own exhibitions. Today, in other words, our dream is coming true now. We also don’t have the chance to meet that often. The exhibition is reuniting us,” said one of the artists.
The Vasily Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute is one of the two largest art institutions in Russia, and is famous around the world. It was established in 1936. The Surikov Art Institute has many world famous teachers who generate outstanding students.
In 1939, the very first students from Mongolia to study at the Academy were U.Yadamsuren and D.Choidog. Today, more than 40 Mongolian artists have graduated from the academy.
The exhibition includes paintings with a wide range of themes, including nature, Mongolia, and portraiture. For me, the wall with the portraits of Russian women painted during the artists’ studies in at the art institute was the most captivating.
I was raised very close to the Russian people. Russian teachers taught me a lot of things, besides general subjects at school. I think they are a great people in the ways of teaching ethics and behavior to children. So, many things that relate to Russia are very compelling to me.
Even though the artists are Mongolian people, they have gained something valuable from their studies in Russia. Overall, the exhibition left me with a very warm feeling of nostalgia, thinking back on my own childhood and life in a Russian school.

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