HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 March 2019 - The international venture capitaland angel investment firm, the Global Group, is pleased to present 'Contemporary Art of Mongolia', a groupexhibition 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 UuriintuyaDagvasambuu (b. 1979), with the support of the Consulate General of Mongolia inHong Kong.
Dr. Johnny Hon, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Global Group and Honorary Consul ofGrenada in Hong Kong, Ms. Vicky Xu, Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office,and Mr. Samdan Erdene , Consul General of Mongoliain Hong Kong and Macao, hosted the opening night, which was held at therenowned Areteos Art Space in Central. The exhibiting artists and a number ofdistinguished guests from various walks of life were in attendance.
Following the collaborations with the Argentine andSouth African Consulates General, this is the third time for the Global Groupto 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 ofevents exploring different cultural perspectives, an important step towardscreating a community where each of us feels connected. Over the past years, theGroup has been committed to providing a unique platform for Hong Kong audiencesto view art from different societies, thereby enriching minds and inspiringaudiences with fresh creative and aesthetic viewpoints.
Against varied traditional and culturalbackgrounds, the exhibiting artists explore diverse themes in their work. Youngartist Nomin Bold specialises inpainting in the Mongol Zurag style developed in the early twentieth century andexpresses through her work the development of Mongolian society and politics inthe globalised age. Her works are aesthetically sophisticated, full of detailedreferences and symbols that focus on the internal conflicts of the younggeneration struggling to find its identity, as well as the friction betweentradition and modernity.
Taking the theme of cultural legacy in anotherdirection, Baatarzorig Batjargal'soeuvre is particularly concerned with the loss of traditional heritage througha succession of systems, from the bureaucratic rigidity of the state socialistperiod to the inequalities and often empty consumerism of the new capitalism.Creating a rich tapestry depicting various periods, the portraits in his seriesinclude gods, shamans, artists, intellectuals, warriors, noblemen, politiciansand oligarchs.
Meanwhile, having made his name as a respected arthistorian and critic, Boldbaatar Chultemhas also been pursuing a career as an artist since 1981, earning thedistinction 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 numeroussolo and joint exhibitions. His sculptures are in a number of public,corporate, and private collections, including that of Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, who served asPresident 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 symbolicqualities of Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu'spaintings are particularly pronounced, with the inclusion of recognisablemotifs from traditional Buddhist paintings -- along with East and Central Asianaesthetics in general -- as well as psychologically charged imagery ofcontemporary life.
Dr. Johnny Hon, Founderand Executive Chairman of the Global Group and Honorary Consul of Grenada inHong Kong, commented, "We are delighted to present this exuberant exhibition thatcelebrates the magnificent heritage and culture of Mongolia, a country I knowwell. We will continue to support a number of platforms in Hong Kong for thepresentation of art exhibitions through a series of partnerships andcollaborations with various consulates, in the belief that art is important fora 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 andcreative 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 HonoraryConsul of Grenada in Hong Kong attended the opening night of Contemporary Art ofMongolia exhibition.
The VIP guests attended to celebrate the opening night of ContemporaryArt of Mongolia exhibition.
The opening night of ContemporaryArt of Mongolia exhibition was held at Areteos Art Space in Central.
The exhibition of ContemporaryArt of Mongolia is open for public viewing at Areteos Art Space from 26thMarch to 17th May 2019.
'Contemporary Art of Mongolia'
Exhibition dates: 26th March -- 17thMay 2019
Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Venue: Areteos Art Space -- G4, 1 HollywoodRoad, Central, HK
About the Global Group
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