“This exhibition is a themed exhibition with a clear subject, rich form and artistic style. The series of meeting the “Silk Road” exhibitions starts from this, and it showcases the newest achievements of Sino-Mongolian communications in art,” said Fan Di’an, President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
On the afternoon of 20 October 2015, “Urtyn Duu from the Prairie: The Communicating Exhibition of Sino-Mongolian Contemporary Fine Arts”, which has been prepared for quite a while, was inaugurated in the Art Gallery of the Imperial Ancestral Temple. This exhibition was held, to show the inheritance and history of the cultural communications between China and Mongolia over a long period of time. Also, it carries on the newest achievements of academic communication among artists from both China and Mongolia in the twenty-first century. This is the second large-scale exhibition jointly forged by the Beijing Federation of Trade Unions and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, presenting over 200 selected art works from 40 representative artists from China and Mongolia, including oil painting, sculpture, printmaking, Chinese painting, Mongolian Painting and so on.
Before the opening, the press conference of this exhibition was held at the Art Gallery of Imperial Ancestral Temple. President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Fan Di’an, Director of the National Museum of Mongolia Na Batubat, the renowned Mongolian artist BaomenDorj, a senior professor from the Mural Painting School of CAFA Sun Jingbo, Head of Art Gallery of The Imperial Ancestral Temple Li Peng attended the press conference. It was chaired by Prof. Luo Shiping, Deputy Director of the Institute of Plastic Arts and Executive Director of Silk Road Arts Research Center; he briefly introduced the general information on the exhibition and exhibition partners.
The cultural exchanges between China and Mongolia have a long tradition and rich content. Mongolia shared a border as long as over 4700 kilometers with China, and they have a good-neighborly friendship. The geopolitical relationship in nature, the cultural ecology cultivated by the vast prairie, have naturally become the common themes and tones of artistic creations between China and Mongolia, which also become a cultural basis for artists from China and Mongolia to communicate through. The exhibition brings together a total of 72 works by 17 meritorious artists from Mongolia, a total of over 110 works by 23 Chinese artists of four generations. These works enrich the appearances of fine art creation with diversified art forms.
The Silk Road Art Research Collaborative Innovation Center of the Central Academy of Fine Arts roots deeply in the academic resources of CAFA. Centering on the strategic concept of “One Belt, One Road,” it promotes art research and contemporary fine arts creative communications; The National Museum of Mongolia has a rich art collection, representing the most authoritative arrangement and cultural direction. Two institutes jointly organize this exhibition to showcase the art creations by artists from China and Mongolia, to promote the art research of the Silk Road on the prairie, which also contributes to the cultural constructions on the Road.
Text by Zhu Li, Photo by Yang Yanyuan/CAFA ART INFO
Translated and edited by Sue/CAFA ART INFO