Mongolia 2013

“My Mongolia: The Paintings Of American Artist Susan Fox”- The Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony with long singer and morin khuur player

Opening ceremony with long singer and morin khuur player

I’ve been interested in what it’s like to do an exhibition opening in Mongolia as opposed to in the USA. I like the way it’s done here.

With crews from two Ulaanbaatar tv stations filming it (I did at least five interviews during the evening), the opening ceremony began with Erdmaa Davgaa, who was my contact person at the National Museum of Mongolia, giving a short introduction. Then I said a few remarks, pausing every few sentences for her to translate. Gaadan Dunburee, who I met last year, is one of the WildArt Mongolia Expedition Mongol artist participants and is a highly honored artist in Mongolia, also spoke about me and my work. Finally, there was a one-song performance by a long singer and morin khuur player. The doors to the hall were then opened and the reception was officially under way.

Ready for the guests

Ready for the guests

Guests arriving

Guests arriving

Gathered around the refreshment table

Gathered around the refreshment table

Dunburee chats with other guests

Dunburee chats with other guests

jan Wigsten and a number of staff members from Nomadic Journeys were there

jan Wigsten (center) and a number of staff members from Nomadic Journeys were there. Also, all of the Expedition artists; seen here- Oidoviin Magvandorj (left), Tugsoyun Sodnom (center with back to camera) and Batnasan Davaasambuu (right)

OIdoviin Magvandorj, unidentified woman, journalist Michelle Tolson, activist Aldraa

OIdoviin Magvandorj, unidentified woman, journalist Michelle Tolson,  Aldraa

Posters for the exhibition and with information about me

Posters for the exhibition and with information about me

National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia

Close-up of the big banner poster for the exhibition

Close-up of the big banner poster for the exhibition

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