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Mongolian Caligraphy and IQ Toys Exhibition in Singapore and Jakarta

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Mongolian-Calligraphy-IQ-Toys-Exhibition-in-Singapore-Jakarta-IndonesiaMongolian Calligraphy and IQ Toys Exhibition have been displayed in Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore. Both exhibitions allow visitors to delve into the rich world of Mongolian heritage where captivating artworks by Mongolian calligraphists and displays of traditional intellectual toys (IQ toys). The exhibition in Jakarta was held between 25-26 June. Visitors in Singapore may visit the exhibition at the Fullerton Heritage Gallery starting from 28 June until 28 July 2016.

Mongolian Calligraphy originated over 2000 years ago and the traditional Mongolian Script was created during the rise of the Great Mongol Empire, by the order of the Chinggis Khaan. The traditional Mongolian Script is one of the wonders of the spiritual culture and precious heritage of Mongolia and was inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of urgent safeguarding by UNESCO in 2013.

Works displayed at the exhibition include that of artists Mr. L. Tuvshinjargal and Mr. Ts. Tamir who are renowned for their unique compositions presenting sophisticated harmony between modern art and ancient calligraphy with skilful techniques using white ink and intense drawing practices.

The exhibition also features Mongolian traditional IQ toys, ranging from wooden interlocking puzzles to golden chess sets dating back to hundreds of years old. Craftsmen of the puzzles will be present at the exhibition to assemble and disassemble the puzzles, displaying their prowess to visitors and antique admirers alike.

 

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The exhibition in Jakarta was timed to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolian and Indonesia. The opening ceremony was attended by Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the governor of Jakarta, and Poernomo Siswoprasetijo - President/CEO Pata Indonesia. According to its organizers – the Embassy of Mongolia in Indonesia, Honourary Consulate in Surabaya and Cultural Ambassadors of Mongolia in Indonesia, the exhibition drew attention of many local and international guests including from diplomatic corps.

The admission to the exhibition at Fullerton Heritage Gallery, Fullerton Hotel Singapore is free.

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