Lost in Tngri, Jan 19-Feb 19, 2018

Lost in Tngri is back to its homeland and ready to be presented in Art Space 976 with the support from Mr.Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association and Art Space 976 from Jan 26 till Feb 9, 2018. At the opening of exhibition, project team is organizing private reception for its sponsors and supporters to express their gratitude.

Mongolia Pavilion at 57th International Venice Art Biennale presented exhibition “Lost in Tngri”, bringing together five Mongolian artists, Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (State Laureate Artist of Mongolia), Enkhtaivan Ochirbat, Munkhbolor Ganbold, Bolortuvshin Jargalsaikhan and Davaajargal Tsaschikher, who explored the urgencies of Mongolian contemporary society. It was second time that Mongolia took part of this world renowned art exhibition upon invitation of Paolo Baratta, the President of Venice Biennale.

The country is at a crossroads between its identity as a nomadic nation, with an important history of Shamanism and Buddhism, and a new economic reality of globalization where the use of natural resources threatens its very existence. Traditions of herding across vast and beautiful terrains with a life connected to nature, ancestry and the spiritual world is seen as heaven by many. Economic opportunity, created following the collapse of the socialist system in 1990, has opened the door to another type of heaven. Mining, construction, cashmere and other businesses have boomed creating wealth through the exploitation of the lands of their ancestors. But is the country disappearing between these two biospheres? Through film, installation, sculpture and sound, the artists from across generations, questioned Mongolia’s future.

Exhibition lasted for 6 months, from May to November 2017, attracting over 100.000 visitors, including international art critics, artists, curators, collectors and ended with great success, having 150 news and articles broadcasted and published on international TVs, newsletters and magazines. TNT International, Art Radar, One Art Nation, Oxford, Asian Art Newspaper, About Time, Arts Life, Flash Art and several others highlighted Mongolia as one of top must see exhibitions among other 100 exhibitions.

Project team included Member of Parliament Tsend Munkh-Orgil, as Commissioner of Mongolia Pavilion, Director of Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association Gantuya Badamgarav as Project Director, Founder of Blue Sun Contemporary Art Center, Dalkh-Ochir Yondojunai as a Curator. Project was supported by MIAT-Mongolian Airlines, Xac Bank, Erel Group, Max Group, Monnis Group, Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar LLC, Mahoney Liotta, Ard Insurance LLC, Bats Urguu LLC, United Belaz Machinery LLC, Datsan Trade LLC, Onch Delloite LLC, Embassy of Italy in Ulaanbaatar, private individuals, including Minoru Kikuchi, Azizov Iskander Kubarovich Stanislav V.Chepurnoy, Tuyatsetseg Rentsendorj, Rodney Chanin, Batzul Gerelsaikhan and Urantsesteg Jambaldorj.

Im Bird 2016
Sh.Chimeddorj
Bronze Sculpture 60 pieces
Raped 2016
J.Bolortuvshin
Digital video

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Karma 2013
O.Enkhtaivan
Mixed media installation
Karma of eating
G.Munkhbolor
Cow skull acryl, plastic tube, chip wood

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