KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 March 2019 - The international venture capital
and angel investment firm, the Global Group, is pleased to present 'Contemporary Art of Mongolia', a group
exhibition featuring the works of six well-known Mongolian artists, Nomin Bold
(b. 1982), Baatarzorig Batjargal (b. 1983), Boldbaatar Chultem (b. 1955),
Sukhburen Narankhuu (b. 1982), Enkhnomin Hundmaa (b. 1985) and Uuriintuya
Dagvasambuu (b. 1979), with the support of the Consulate General of Mongolia in
Dr. Johnny Hon, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Global Group and Honorary Consul of
Grenada in Hong Kong, Ms. Vicky Xu, Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office,
and Mr. Samdan Erdene , Consul General of Mongolia
in Hong Kong and Macao, hosted the opening night, which was held at the
renowned Areteos Art Space in Central. The exhibiting artists and a number of
distinguished guests from various walks of life were in attendance.
Following the collaborations with the Argentine and
South African Consulates General, this is the third time for the Global Group
to join hands with consulates in Hong Kong to display outstanding art works.
Generous in its support for the arts, the Group has recently hosted a series of
events exploring different cultural perspectives, an important step towards
creating a community where each of us feels connected. Over the past years, the
Group has been committed to providing a unique platform for Hong Kong audiences
to view art from different societies, thereby enriching minds and inspiring
audiences with fresh creative and aesthetic viewpoints.
Against varied traditional and cultural
backgrounds, the exhibiting artists explore diverse themes in their work. Young
artist Nomin Bold specialises in
painting in the Mongol Zurag style developed in the early twentieth century and
expresses through her work the development of Mongolian society and politics in
the globalised age. Her works are aesthetically sophisticated, full of detailed
references and symbols that focus on the internal conflicts of the young
generation struggling to find its identity, as well as the friction between
tradition and modernity.
Taking the theme of cultural legacy in another
direction, Baatarzorig Batjargal's
oeuvre is particularly concerned with the loss of traditional heritage through
a succession of systems, from the bureaucratic rigidity of the state socialist
period to the inequalities and often empty consumerism of the new capitalism.
Creating a rich tapestry depicting various periods, the portraits in his series
include gods, shamans, artists, intellectuals, warriors, noblemen, politicians
Meanwhile, having made his name as a respected art
historian and critic, Boldbaatar Chultem
has also been pursuing a career as an artist since 1981, earning the
distinction of being one of the first Mongolian artists to exhibit in the West.
One of the promising young sculptors of Mongolia, Sukhburen Narankhuu has held numerous
solo and joint exhibitions. His sculptures are in a number of public,
corporate, and private collections, including that of Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, who served as
President of Mongolia, 2009-2017.
Enkhnomin Hundmaa, one of Mongolia's most promising young artists, takes family as a central theme in her work, seeing happiness in the home as intrinsic to personal happiness. Enkhnomin explores nature, flora and fauna, humans and human behaviour in her creative works. She sees nature as a reflection of humankind -- it exudes joy, worry, sadness and frailty, just as we all do.
Last but certainly not least, the graphic and symbolic
qualities of Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu's
paintings are particularly pronounced, with the inclusion of recognisable
motifs from traditional Buddhist paintings -- along with East and Central Asian
aesthetics in general -- as well as psychologically charged imagery of
Dr. Johnny Hon, Founder
and Executive Chairman of the Global Group and Honorary Consul of Grenada in
Hong Kong, commented, "We are delighted to present this exuberant exhibition that
celebrates the magnificent heritage and culture of Mongolia, a country I know
well. We will continue to support a number of platforms in Hong Kong for the
presentation of art exhibitions through a series of partnerships and
collaborations with various consulates, in the belief that art is important for
a healthy society and should be a part of everyday life."
(From Left) Mr. Samdan Erdene,
Consul General of Mongolia in Hong Kong and Macao,
Unur Erdene, Daughter of Mr. Samdan Erdene, Mr. Dulguun Batbold, the founder and
creative director of Bodhi Dharma Foundation, Ms.
Vicky Xu, Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office, Mrs. Samdan Erdene, and Dr.
Johnny Hon, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Global Group and Honorary
Consul of Grenada in Hong Kong attended the opening night of Contemporary Art of
The VIP guests attended to celebrate the opening night of Contemporary
Art of Mongolia exhibition.
The opening night of Contemporary
Art of Mongolia exhibition was held at Areteos Art Space in Central.
The exhibition of Contemporary
Art of Mongolia is open for public viewing at Areteos Art Space from 26th
March to 17th May 2019.
'Contemporary Art of Mongolia'
Exhibition dates: 26th March -- 17th
Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Venue: Areteos Art Space -- G4, 1 Hollywood
Road, Central, HK
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