Mongolian artists attending Yinchuan Biennale

Art & Culture
2018-09-18 18:02:17

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian artists T.Enkhbold, B.Baatarzorig and B.Nomin are representing the country at the second Yinchuan Biennale. The biennale themed ‘Starting from the deserts- Ecologies on the Edge’ is being held under the artistic directorship of Marco Scotini, Artistic Director of the FM Centre for Contemporary Art in Milan, and features works of 90 artists from over 30 countries.

B.Baatarzorig displayed his recent work at the biennale. While doing research in a village in the south China, he found an old boat and drew Mongol zurag style (Mongolian traditional painting) on the boat.

B.Nomin participated with her paintings in Mongol zurag style, addressing the globalization, modern Mongolians and environmental issues.

Artist T.Enkhbold presented his art of action at the biennale opening. Previously, he traveled from Tuv aimag to Jeju, Rotterdam, Manchester and Venice with his hand-made yurt model. He built the yurt along the beach or the highway, lay down in it, buried his face in the sand to express his depression, poured milk on his head and swang the stone which is tied from the roof of the yurt.

Through the actions of a person in a yurt, he raises the question about space and nomads. Nomadic lifestyle is closely related to the nature. It, in return, gives the opportunity to live and travel through vast area. But in today's globalization era, the space is getting tight and we live in crowded and tiny places. His works are satiric, protest against the selfishness and express the desire to escape from it. T.Enkhbold’s skill to express the modern issues through the traditional lifestyle, correlation between humans and nature, is in line with theme of this year’s biennale.

The Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association has supported the domestic artists at the Yinchuan Biennale. The biennale will run until the end of September.