CONTEMPORARY ART OF MONGOLIA 4 - Group Show
4-20 April, 2016
976 Art Gallery
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CONTEMPORARY ART OF MONGOLIA
It is often said that Mongolia is a land of contrasts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Mongolian contemporary art, a curious discipline that exists on the verge of both tradition and modernity and nature and industry. This dichotomy is at the heart of the fourth "Contemporary Art of Mongolia" exhibition, an annual celebration of Mongolian contemporary art hosted by 976 Art Gallery.
At the entrance, one is greeted by serene installation by Batzorig Dugersuren, ana amalgam of nature at its most peaceful as drops of water descend one by one through a peculiar wooden structure. At close inspection, the work reveals its more violent, post modern side - the syringe- like wooden form is composed of small scraps of wood reminiscent of cut-down tree stumps, and the artificial waterfall seems to illustrate the very shortcomings of man-made objects, however natural-looking they may be.