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The Commemoration of 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Mongolia

Cultural Event organised by the Embassy of Mongolia

December 08th, 2014
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A yurt is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia as their home.

The Embassy of Mongolia, in cooperation with the Villa Kult oHG, is organizing an art exhibition entitled “Modern Paintings from Mongolia”, among plenty of other activities related to the promotion of the Mongolian Culture. The event is part of the celebration of 40 Years of diplomatic relations. Hosted at the Villa Kult in Steglitz - Berlin, it has been open since November 27th, 2014 and will close on January 8th, 2015.


In order to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Mongolia, several activities related to Mongolian Culture are being organised by the Mongolian Embassy. Between November 27th and January 8th there will be presentations about Mongolian Culture, readings of Mongolian fairy tales and film screenings, which aim to provide a deep background on Mongolian history cand culture. Villa Kult oHG is located in the Berlin district of Steglitz and is a meeting point for international creative artists. In Garden Villa, a host of Mongolian cultural artefacts are being displayed, including Jurta and Tent and, in addition, Mongolian Singer Khöömii will provide a trip through Mongolian hills via the medium of traditional music.

One of the key artists of the exhibition is Otgonbayar Ershuu, who was born on January 18th, 1981 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His great talent for drawing and painting was recognized early and by the age of 15 he had his first solo exhibition. From 1998 to 2001 OTGO studied traditional Mongolian painting in Utaanbaatar. After graduation, he participated as a painter and restorer on several research trips to historical sites in Mongolia. In the Buddhist-Lamaist monasteries he studied different techniques, the iconography of the miniature painting as well as their spiritual backgrounds.

Diplomatic Relation of Mongolia and Germany

This year Mongolia and Germany are celebrating 40 years of fruitful diplomatic relations, to the extent that today the Mongolian Government regards Germany as its leading partner in the European Union. Germany was the first official port of call on the first visit to Europe by President Ochirbat, the first democratically elected president of Mongolia. In addition, Mongolia established with Germany a joint declaration on the basis of relations in 1995, thus Germany became the very first state among western nations to determine principles and an agenda of cooperation with Mongolia.

The exhibition is located at Villa Kult, at Hindenburgdamm 12. Admission is free, but a telephone reservation is required.

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