Art exhibition on archaeological research made in Bulgan aimag on display

Art & Culture
2020-01-22 14:38:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. An exhibition ‘Sierra of Creation’ by three outstanding artists of Mongolia, Tuguldur Yondonjamts, Munkhbolor Ganbold and Bat-Erdene Batchuluun is on public view at the Art Space 976 in Ulaanbaatar. 

the joint exhibition brings together three video works and two installations by the participating artists, created on the basis of their research completed in an archeological site in Teshig Soum of Bulgan Province, Mongolia.  

In July 2019, artists joined the archeological team headed by Dr. William Gardner (Yale University) and other members, working on full-coverage pedestrian survey of the eastern portion of the Tarvagatai River valley for the purpose of determining prehistoric demographic in the greater valley; excavate Bronze Age stone monument sites for the purpose of recovering sacrificial horse heads that will then be used for isotopic analysis (used to determine migratory patterns) as well as assess the prehistoric socio-political organization of the valley; and collect tree ring cores and cross sections for the purpose of paleo-environmental reconstruction. 

The artists accompanied the researchers to gain understanding of the scientific research process and methods, including the use of tree-ring analysis (dendrochronology) and archeological excavation to reflect into their works.

The project is funded by STRAX Program by the U.S. State Department and implemented by Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association in collaboration with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.  

The exhibition will runs through February 1 and will also be displayed in the United States this year.  

Photo: 976 Art Gallery

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