“In pursuit of an ideal insight” art competition



January 20 – February 10, 2009

“XanaduART” gallery is proud to host its annual “In pursuit of an ideal insight” art competition. The competition, which aims to showcase this year’s best new paintings by emerging artists, is an important part of “XanaduART” gallery’s pledge to foster artistic creativity and encourage innovative endeavors. This is the third installment of the annual event. The competition is judged by a panel of experts upon the following merits: creativity, composition and expression of meaning. Winners of past year’s competitions have gone on to show their work both in Mongolia and abroad: last year’s prize winner Bold Badral represented Mongolia at the Tiger Translate Global Showcase event in London, UK in September, 2008.

More than 50 artists entered this year’s competition, making the exhibition an interesting cross-section of Mongolian contemporary art scene. Although more than 100 works were received, the panel of judges selected 15 shortlisted works to be displayed at XanaduART gallery beginning January 20, and the two winning works of art will be announced at the closing of the exhibition. The winners of this year’s competition will accompany XanaduART gallery artists to the CIGE 2009 art fair to be held in Beijing, China in April, 2009.


B. Orkhontuul’s painting entitled “Right now” and T. Erdenetuya’s “Vital” triptych were declared the winning works of art in XanaduART gallery’s “In pursuit of an ideal insight III” art competition. Both artists are students of the Institute of Fine Arts, Ulaanbaatar.

For more information about this exhibition please call XanaduART gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail info@xanaduartgallery.org (English).