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The Green Horse And the Blue Sun

BY Ellen Pearlman

Exploring new frontiers of expression, artists in Ulaanbaatar balance Soviet-era influences with a revival of tradition.

GEREL DZJIND, Gerel Lying in His Own Grave (Before His Stomach Cancer Operation), 2007.         

When the Soviet Union broke apart in 1990, democratic Mongolia was founded—a mixture of nomadic traditions, Soviet institutions and a fledgling multiparty political system that embraced an independent, nonaligned foreign policy.

The capital Ulaanbaatar contains many new and some older arts institutions. The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (MNMAG)…

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