DALI AND PICASSO’S EXHIBITION TOUR ARRIVES IN MONGOLIA
The museum is presenting the “Dali and Picasso” exhibition with a collection of over 200 original artworks by the greatest contemporary artists, owned by the world’s fourth biggest collector and exhibition lead Alexander Shadrin from Russia.
Acquired from high profile international auctions and private donations over the last 20 years, the combined collection was last seen publicly in Dalian, China in April 2016 as part of a world tour reaching millions of viewers. Receiving a world class exhibition with astounding magnitude and abundance for the first time, the Mongolian public will be able to explore the true depth of the famous painters’ masterpiece paintings and drawings.
The diverse exhibition will also feature ceramic works including “Goat’s Head”, “Four dancers” and “Picador and a Bull” by Pablo Picasso from the former owners, the Ramié family in Madoura, Spain. On the side, there are lithographs, drawings and sculptures including “Triumphant Elephant”, “Vision of an Angel” “Dance of Time” I-III and “Woman in a flame”, all of which are the reflection of Salvador Dali’s surreal ingenuity.
The exhibition organizer, Alexander Shadrin highlighted that the exhibition was brought to Mongolia in honour of Gala Dali, the lifelong inspiration of Salvador Dali. According to his belief, Gala, who was an ethnic Russian, came from a family with a far-flung ancestor from Mongolia.
“Seeing the remarkable works by the world famous artists with my own eyes feels incredible. I believe the exhibition is a very generous gift to Ulaanbaatar residents, who are ardent for modern arts” said Bat-Uul Erdene, the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, who supported the exhibition under the city’s campaign “Hospitable Ulaanbaatar”.
Running until 29th May, the exhibition opened to the public with general admission ticket priced at 10,000 MNT (5 USD). After a month long viewing, the collection will be heading back to China.
About The Fine Arts Museum of ZanabazarThe Fine Arts G. Zanabazar Museum was founded in 1966. The museum is renowned for the works of G. Zanabazar (1635-1724), which include the statues of Sita Tara, the Five Dhayani Buddhas and the Bodhi Stupa. The Fine Arts Museum was named after Gombodorjiin Zanabazar in 1995. It has 12 exhibition galleries covering the arts from ancient civilizations up to the beginning of the 20th Century. Initially opened with over 300 exhibits, the Museum rapidly enriched the number of its objects, with the modern arts becoming a separate division in 1989 as an Arts Gallery.
The Museum displays the artistic works of Mongolian masters of the 18-20th Centuries, coral masks, thangkas, as well as the famous paintings of B. Sharav entitled “A Day in Mongolia” and “Airag feast”. The Museum contains 13000 objects. The exhibition hall regularly hosts the works of contemporary artists. The G. Zanabazar Museum has been successfully cooperating with UNESCO for the improvement of the preservation of priceless exhibits and for training of the Museum staff.The tour of the museum begins at the 2nd floor, guiding through the following topics.