Con­nect­ing the earth and the sky

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The Em­bassy of Hun­gary in Ulaan­baatar and the Mon­go­lian Na­tional Art Gallery (MNAG) are host­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion of no­table Hun­gar­ian ar­chi­tect Imre Makovecz from Oc­to­ber 15 to De­cem­ber 13.

Makovecz was born in 1935 and was one of the most prom­i­nent pro­po­nents of or­ganic ar­chi­tec­ture in the world. His build­ings at­tempt to work with the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings rather than tri­umph over them.

Makovecz at­tended the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Bu­da­pest, and is the founder and “eter­nal and ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent” of the Hun­gar­ian Academy of Arts. Makovecz passed away in Bu­da­pest in 2011.

The ti­tle of the ex­hi­bi­tion is “To con­nect the Sky with the Earth” be­cause Makovecz main­tained that the real ad­ven­ture of ar­chi­tec­ture is to con­nect the skies with the earth.

His works, plans, draw­ings and mod­els as well as doc­u­men­taries, pho­tos and doc­u­ments of the renowned ar­chi­tect are be­ing dis­played at the gallery to present his art­works to the Mon­go­lian peo­ple and ar­chi­tects.

A cu­ra­tor of the MNAG said, “Nu­mer­ous works cre­ated by Makovecz are made avail­able to the pub­lic, and who­ever at­tend­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion is able to learn the or­ganic prin­ci­ples set up by him in his unique ar­chi­tec­ture.”

One of his ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign’s key parts is a Mon­gol ger-shaped struc­ture, and there are a num­ber of build­ings in Europe that were in­spired by Makovecz’s ger shaped ar­chi­tec­ture.

Makovecz said, “A build­ing should fit in the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and should be hu­man­like. That is, I al­ways pay at­ten­tion to the struc­ture of the face. That’s way my build­ings re­sem­ble the faces, heads and sculls of hu­mans. I have named my build­ings prob­a­bly af­ter a paint­ing by fa­mous Rus­sian-French artist Marc Zakharovich Cha­gall.”

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