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Mongol Messenger June, 2019


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Mongol Messenger June, 2019

  1. 1. 8 THE MONGOL MESSENGER Arts Council of Mongolia, Delta Foundation Center, IV floor, Tourists Street-38, Chingeltei District Tel/Fax: 976-11-319015 E-mail: Web: ARTS COUNCIL OF MONGOLIA ARTS COUNCIL OF MONGOLIA ARTS The Mongol Messenger is operated and printed by government news agency MONTSAME Web: E-mail: ISSN 1684-1883 With an aim to enhance professional skill of Mongolian heritage experts, Arts Council of Mongolia is organizing “Capacity Building Training in Heritage Building Restoration” under the “Cultural Treasure” project funded by the MCS Holding LLC. “Capacity Building Training in Heritage Building Restoration” has lectures and onsite investigation at Choijin Lama temple and has been taught by US architect and structural engineer Stephen J. Kelley who is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. In the past, Stephen J. Kelley was a UNESCO Tangible Heritage Expert and Vice President of the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH). With more than 35 years of experience, his award-winning projects are located throughout the United States but he has also worked on significant world monument projects in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean basin. This two-week training focuses on physical issues of heritage conservation and covers following topics: “Understanding Building Materials-Their decay and evaluation”, “Building Systems- Their deterioration and evaluation”, “Building Diagnostics”, “Long-term Monitoring”, “Vulnerability and Risk Assessment” and “Determining Significance and Preparing a Conservation Management Plan”. Training involved 30 participants including architects, construction engineers of historical building restoration companies, university lecturer and managers of historic buildings & buddhist temples of Mongolia. Furthermore, in the scope of “Cultural Treasure” project, Mr. Stephen J. Kelley is performing a condition assessment of the Choijin Lama Temple structures and will develop conservation management plan and provide recommendations for restoration of the temple. The Royal Danish Ballet Foundation, International Academy of Arts and Education, Mongolian Danish Society in Mongolia, "BNGE" production and the Danish Mongolian Society in Denmark are presenting Royal Danish Ballet performance for Mongolian audience. The Royal Danish Ballet was founded in 1748, and the Royal Danish Ballet School was established in 1771. Its dancers and choreographers, continually maintaining their traditional heritage, are now well-known in the world. The Mongolian ballet lovers will have the opportunity to see the best and live performances of the soloists and principals of the Royal Danish Ballet. The Danish ballet team of 12 persons will arrive in Ulaanbaatar on June 27, 2019. The Ballet is a type of art that expresses the beauty and fine figure of a woman. It is the art that gives you the relaxation by its graceful body movements while adjusting a sense of emotion to music. And the most of all, ballet provides people with the most pleasurable motions by its movements, features and techniques. The history of Ballet art comes from the 15th century and became an independent art during the 14th King Ludovic, known as the “Sun King” in the 17th century. Since that time, the development of ballet has intensified and spread around the world with various styles, and people have been delighted by world-famous performances of ballet. We are highlighting "The Royal Danish Ballet". “The Royal Danish Ballet” is considered as one of the oldest. It has been serving as a masterpiece of classical art for 271 years. In the history of ballet art, the highest contribution of “The Royal Danish Ballet” is proved by Danish ballet master and choreographer August Bournonville, who created unique style of dance performance. One of the major developments is that the Royal ballet develops the XVIII-XIX century ballet performances with the classic style and they have been staging many famous performances such as "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty". The ballet performance will be held on June 29, at 18:00, at the Corporate Hotel & Convention Centre hall. It will present the world-famous Royal Danish ballet for Mongolian audience and will further contribute to the development of cultural cooperation between Mongolia and Denmark. Tickets are available at For more information please call 99192169, 93009999 With high smartphone and internet users reaching 2.6 million in 2016 (Media Atlas.Mongolia. 2016), Mongolia is considerably a country with high technology consumers. However, advancement of technology and its use is arts is underdeveloped. Committed to facilitating innovation, collaboration, strategic growth and cultural impact for the media arts field in Mongolia and around the world. Through platform of forward-thinking and inclusive programs, UBIMAF hold space for a dynamic network of artists and organizations committed to powerful creative storytelling as an engine for transformation and the collective imagination, Ulaanbaatar International Media Arts Festival was initiated by the Arts Council of Mongolia in 2016. The first edition of the festival was the first of its kind to held in Mongolia under the theme of “Tradition and Modernity” featured 18 artists from 9 different nations in a celebration of the diversity and innovation integral to media art. One of the festival’s main goals is to bring international experts to enhance visual art and media arts education in Mongolia. Christian Faubel from the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne held a series of workshops for more than 30 media students at Radio, Television and Media Arts School. Over the course of month, more than 3000 visitors were introduced to media arts and interacted with the art works personally. Based on the success of 1st edition, ACM is organized the 2nd edition of UBIMAF under the theme of “Trace” from June 9th to July 9th, 2017. Last year the festival featured 12 artists from 9 different countries including Australia, Germany, Korea, Mongolia, Netherlands, Israel, Czech Republic, USA and Philippines in a celebration of the diversity and innovation in form of media art. Further assist the development of media arts education in Mongolia, Robert Seidel (Germany) well-known international artist and entrepreneurs conducted workshops on media art. In addition, UBIMAF entered a long-term partnership with TodaysArt Festival and as part of the partnership, artistic exchange between the Netherlands and Mongolia will enhanced. With the aim to continue to nourish development of media and digital arts through international exchange and youth engagement by sustaining the festival for the 3rd edition under the theme of Migration from June 28-July 12, 2018. The 3rd edition of the UBIMAF focused on the intersection of arts, science and technology under theme of “No Boundaries” and presenting 11 artists from the U.S, UK, Taiwan, France, Germany, Romania, and China. The festival had two different sections including indoor exhibition at the Dinosaur Museum of Mongolia and electronic music, sound art performances at the Playtime Festival 2018. The festival organized contextual programs and series of workshop by curators, artists and researcher and ArtSee talk series throughout the festival. 4th edition of the festival, UBIMAF 2019 will take place from June 21, 2019 to July 7, 2019 under the theme of Migration. The 4th edition expands the festival’s scope and will take place at four different occasions over the course of the month. The festival will open with “Train Migration to Gobi” a mobile installation, performance and interactive talks with 36 people on the train trip to Gobi within the framework of Нүүдэл-movement. The idea is to focus on the movement part of migration and invite artist, curators, scholars and herders to share their work and practice related to mobility. Once we reach the destination a site-specific installation and performance by Chinese artist Huang Huan, on two- piece journey of man and woman, East and West, past and future and unknown and the known and the resistance and acceptance of migration will take place the Energy center. In addition, Sound migration performance by long singers will continue the artistic migration in Gobi. Mongolian artist and illustrator Bayart-Od Byambarenchin and a filmmaker Ikhbayar Shagdarsuren will document to Train migration into illustration and video installations. Co-organized with Goethe Institut Mongolia and Seoul, Migration Narratives joint exhibition will take place from June 27-July 7, 2019 at MN 17 Art Gallery. The main goal of the exhibition is representing untold story of migration from each participating country including China, Taiwan, Honk Kong, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The exhibition curated 9 young Asian curators with contribution by Joseph Henry Bristley UK scholar who has developed a timeline that looks at the migration practice and related timeline of Mongolia in relation to all the participating curators’ countries. For more information, please visit UBIMAF and contact us at 4thUlaanbaatarInternationalMediaArtsFestivalJune21-July7,2019 RoyalDanishBalletinUlaanbaatar CapacityBuildingTraininginHeritageBuildingRestoration