Art & Culture
Russian military ensemble to perform at Sukhbaatar Square
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Victory of Khalkhin Gol Battle, the Alexandrov Ensemble, commonly known as the Red Army Choir, will arrive Mongolia on August 26 and perform at Sukhbaatar Square on August 28.
‘Mongolia Today’ photo exhibition on display
The summary exhibition of photographers engaged in ‘Mongolia Today’ program co*organized by MONTSAME News Agency and the United Association of Mongolian Photographers opened on August 21 at the Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum.
Workshop for art experts takes place
Renowned German art historians Prof. Dr. Raimund Stecker and Dr. Gregor Jansen arrived in Ulaanbaatar at the invitation of the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia, Oyuntuya Oyunjargal and the Arts and Media Project Management and Consulting NGO to conduct workshop for national professionals of art sector.
Cultural events to be held for diplomatic anniversary of Mongolia and China
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A plan to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relation between Mongolia and China was signed by the heads of state of Mongolia and China during the Belt and Road Forum held last April. A series of humanitarian and cultural events will be held on from August 30 to September 6 in Ulaanbaatar city. Today, on August 21, officials from the Chinese side presented about the planned events.
Foreign Minister meets German art historians
Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar met with German art historian, Artistic Director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf exhibition hall in Germany Gregor Jansen and Vice President of the University of Fine Arts Essen (HBK Essen), art historian, Prof. Raimund Stecker.
Mongolian artist attends world’s largest Khuumei Festival
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In Kyzyl, the capital city of the Tuva Republic of Russia, “Khoomei in the center of Asia” international festival was held for three days and concluded on August 19. Throat singers from Russia, China, Mongolia, USA, Finland, France and Japan gathered for the festival. Representing Mongolia, artist, head of the World Khuumei Association D.Khosbayar attended the festival.
Studies on Nicholas Roerich and his works to be enhanced
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 16, a second international conference "Roerichs and Mongolia” started at the Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum.
‘Japan Festival in Mongolia 2019’ to take place
The biggest event to promote Japanese culture in Mongolia ‘Japan Festival in Mongolia 2019’ will take place in Ulaanbaatar this weekend, on August 17-18.
Mongolian filmmakers participate in Locarno International Film Festival
Mongolian filmmakers are participating in the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival, which is being organized in Locarno, Switzerland between August 7 and 17.
‘Treasures of Chinggis Khaan descendants’ exhibition to open at Hermitage
Within the framework of ‘Mongolian heritage spread around the world’ project, an exhibition titled ‘Treasures of Chinggis Khaan descendants’ will open at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia in October.
‘Time flow’ exhibition of international artists on display
‘Time flow’ joint exhibition of international artists opened on August 7 at Khaan art gallery.
3000 traditional artists perform in Ikh Gazriin Chuluu
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Last weekend, an arts and cultural festival “The Sun over the Placid World” was successfully organized at the Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve in Gurvansaikhan soum, Dundgobi aimag. The Ikh Gazriin Chuluu is a large mountain of granite rock in the Gobi Desert famous for its remarkable shapes and figures. The festival involved three thousand traditional long song singers and horse head fiddle (musical instrument Morin Khuur) players.
MN 17 Art Gallery hosts ‘Art Fair-2019’
‘Art Fair 2019’ event launched at MN 17 art gallery on August 8. Latest works of all generations of national fine artists are displayed at the event.
Items found at Xiongnu burial site on display
An exhibition of items found during the excavations at the Xiongnu burial site in Bayan-Adarga soum of Khentii aimag within the ‘Mon-Sol’ scientific research project opened at the local Cultural center of Bayan-Adarga soum on August 8.
Exhibition on victory of Battle in Khalkh River opens in Ulaanbaatar
An exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Khalkhin Gol Battle (Battles of Khalkhin Gol) opened at the National Museum of Mongolia yesterday, August 12.
Korea Week launched at National Garden Park
On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, Governor’s Office of the capital city in collaboration with the ROK Embassy in Mongolia are organizing the Korea Week in Mongolia.
The Hu becomes Cultural Envoy of Mongolia
On August 10, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia presented a Certificate of Cultural Envoy of Mongolia to The Hu band, an emerging hunnu rock band from Mongolia, extending gratitude for giving the world access to Mongolia’s rock culture.
Museums of Natural History and Dinosaurs to come together in one location
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Government of Mongolia has recently made a decision to demolish the building of the Museum of Natural History, which had been closed to the public since June 2013 for reconstruction. Prior to this decision, on August 3, the Government also announced the decision to merge the Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs with the Museum of Natural History.
National artists perform at the European Folklore Festival
For the first time, Mongolia participated in the 30th European Folklore Festival held in Neustadt in Holstein, Germany between July 26 and August 3.
Foreign tourists experience authentic felt making tradition
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In Khujirt soum of Uvurkhangai aimag, a felt making festival took place for the seventh year, attracting more than 1000 local and foreign tourists. The event was aimed at promoting the felt and felt making tradition, one of the traditional heritage and practices of the Mongolian people, and creating new artifacts combining the traditional way of felt making with modern approaches and attracting tourists.
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