A Collection of the Finest Mongolian Artworks of 2023Art & Culture
Ulaanbaatar, October 26, 2023 /MONTSAME/. The Exhibition of the Best Works of Fine Arts of Mongolia 2023 was held from October 11 to 23, 2023, at the National Art Gallery of Mongolia. The Exhibition aimed to introduce and promote Mongolian artists, as well as to acquire the best works for the State Fund of Mongolia. The Awards Ceremony for the Exhibition took place on October 26, 2023, at the National Art Gallery of Mongolia.
The Exhibition was displayed in accordance with the "Procedure for Procurement of the Best Fine Arts in the State Fund," which is approved by the second appendix of Government Resolution No. 115 of 2006 on "Approval of Regulations."
In the first round of selection, the Professional Council excluded 36 works that did not meet the criteria specified in the regulations, including works that were not completely dried, of poor quality, or did not meet aesthetic, artistic, and exhibition requirements. The Council selected 63 works out of 99 submissions by 81 artists in the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, installation, and mixed media.
Here are the three best works selected by the Professional Council:
“Caring Love” ceramic, porcelain, glass, 92x35x30 cm, by ceramic sculptor N. Sukhburen
The sculptor wanted to show that people should not become beggars in love. He believed that the power of love is in care, not in force. This work is a prototype for his major solo exhibition, which will take place in November in Zurich, Switzerland.
“Manlaibaatar” wood engraving, 180x45x45 cm, by M. Munkhzul
The sculpture by Damdinsuren Manlaibaatar, a Mongolian military general and fighter for Mongolian independence, depicts the general's personality, hope, and unsullied reputation. It won first place at the Independence 2022 Exhibition.
“Toonot” bronze casting, 70x50x20 cm, by T. Davaasambuu
In this work, two people stand under the toono [the opening and frame on top of Mongol Ger], gazing in the same direction, implying the essence of life and their shared desire for the future.
Since 2006, 147 artworks have been purchased by the State Fund in accordance with the "Procedure for Procurement of the Best Fine Arts in the State Fund" of the Mongolian Government Resolution.