An exhibition featuring paintings depicting Mongolia's astounding natural landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of Tibet will be held from April 8 through June 23 at the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Gallery. Organized by the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center of the Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will be accompanied by keynote speeches aiming to foster a greater understanding of the two cultures among the people of Taiwan.
Themed "Painting Anew Mongolia & Tibet: 2020 Group Exhibition by Taiwan Fine Arts Professors, Edition 2.0," the upcoming exhibition will showcase a total of 48 paintings by 21 Taiwanese artists from different generations and is thus a perfect combination of Taiwan's creative energy and the unique charms in Mongolia and Tibet.
All of the featured artists were college art professors or lecturers who partook in a joint trip to Mongolia and Tibet more than a decade ago. Seeking inspiration from the landlocked country and the vast territory known as the "roof of the world," the Taiwanese travelers became immersed in the unique aesthetics and cultural characteristics of Mongolia and Tibet when exploring historically significant areas and natural attractions.
Featured artist Chen Yin-hui (陳銀輝) said he was impressed with a tree he saw during the trip and thus decided to transform his fond memory of the tree into an artwork. "I traced the tree out with dark colors, giving it another life," Chen said. Another featured painter Yang Shu-chen (楊淑貞) said what attracted her the most during the journey were the horses of Mongolia. "I was deeply moved when seeing those horses, so I created this painting," Yang noted.
While artist Tan Kuo-chi's (譚國智) depiction of a Tibetan yak, a rare domesticated bovid found in remote areas of the Tibetan Plateau, will be on display, viewers will also have an opportunity to see Huang Ting-chao's (黃廷超) painting of the magnificent fortress-like Potala Palace in Tibet. "Potala Palace was completely different from what I had imagined, and it would be the most wonderful thing if I ever set foot in Tibet again," Huang said.
In conjunction with the exhibition, three keynote speeches respectively addressing the purpose of this exhibition, traditional Tibetan health philosophy, and the Naadam Festival, one of the grandest traditional events in Mongolian calendar, will also be held at the Taipei-based gallery during May and June.
‘Painting Anew Mongolia & Tibet: 2020 Group Exhibition by Taiwan Fine Arts Professors, Edition 2.0’
• Date: April 8 – June 23, 2020
• Venue: Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Gallery
• Address: No. 3, Lane 8, Qingtian Street, Taipei (ROC)
• Hours: 9am – 5pm (Closed on Sundays)
• Site: https://event.culture.tw/MOC/