Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA) is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia to organize Mongolia participation in 58th International Venice Art Biennale. This would be 3rd Mongolia’s appearance in this world renowned, important art event.
Curated by Gantuya Badamgarav, Mongolia Pavilion will present a unique, cross-disciplinary project titled “A Temporality”, which involves Mongolian artist E.Jantsankhorol, 4 throat singers from National Philharmonic Orchestra and famous German artist Carsten Nicolai, known as Alva Noto. The idea of the project was developed, curator Gantuya says, basing on Mongolian “experimental singing tradition”, practiced by Mongolian nomads for centuries for communicating with nature and animals. Sounds differed depending on the environment and evolved minds, bodies and spirits of people. Such traditions include throat singing and long song, listed as world heritage by UNESCO. Nowadays interaction between human-being and nature is almost extinct and we have created human-made environment surrounding us, like concrete blocks, glasses, panels and asphalts to interact with. A Temporality will emulate Mongolian “experimental singing tradition” in contemporary form. Mongolian artist E.jantsankhorol will create a contemporary environment, where artists can interact with physical objects and spaces and perform emitting various sounds using techniques of traditional singing.
Mongolia Pavilion will be located in Bruchium Fermentum, a 1 minute walk from Arsenale Exhibition Hall of Venice Biennale. The exhibition opens on 8 May and will run until 24 November, 2019.
The project is supported and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia, Goethe International Co-production Fund, MIAT – Mongolian Airlines, Swiss Agency for International Development and Cooperation and IFA Germany.