зуу hundert

 

100 works by Mongolian artists are on display at an exhibition in Berlin. The show, curated by Katja Brinkmann and entitled “зуу hundert”, will open on June 24, 2024 at 6 pm and can be seen at the BcmA Gallery project space from June 25 to July 13, 2024.

The exhibition is the first part of a larger exchange project to mark the anniversary of “50 years of German-Mongolian diplomatic relations”: 100 Mongolian artists are showing works in Berlin and Hamburg, and in return 100 works by artists based in Germany are being shown in Ulaanbaatar under the title “hundert зуу”. The Mongolian word “зуу” [zu:] means “hundred” and so the underlying idea of exchange and encounter is already reflected in the title of the exhibition.

Mongolia is a comparatively young democracy. In 1992, almost 70 years of Soviet-style socialism came to an end and the huge, sparsely populated country became capitalist. The challenges of this political and social change still characterize Mongolian society today. This is particularly noticeable in the visual arts: many artists continue to work in the canon of socialist realism, which had replaced a rich tradition influenced by folk art and Buddhism and still shapes the teaching at the State Academy of Art today.

At the same time, artists of all generations are orienting themselves towards Western art forms, exchanging ideas with other Asian countries and working with contemporary media such as installation, photography, video, performance and land art. The proportion of female artists has also increased significantly. In addition, the “Mongolian image” based on the traditions of Buddhist Thanka painting plays an important role: questions about Mongolian identity, nomadic traditions, the new society and globalization are themes that can be found in many works.

At the same time, artists of all generations are orienting themselves towards Western art forms, exchanging ideas with other Asian countries and working with contemporary media such as installation, photography, video, performance and land art. The proportion of female artists has also increased significantly. In addition, the “Mongol Zurag” (Mongolian national style painting) based on the traditions of Buddhist Thanka painting plays an important role: questions about Mongolian identity, nomadic traditions, the new society and globalization are themes that can be found not only here, but in works of all genres.

“зуу hundert” presents a broad spectrum of artistic positions, both in terms of working methods and media as well as the age of the artists. From drawing, painting and printmaking to photography, land art and performance documentation, everything is represented. The youngest of the participating artists, each of whom is represented with an unframed work on paper or similar, is 23 years old, while the oldest is 83 years old. Most of the works come directly from Mongolia, but some Mongolian artists living in Germany are also represented. The aim is to present the current Mongolian art scene in all its diversity. A project space organized by artists such as the BcmA Gallery is the ideal place not only to make the works accessible to a wider public, but also to encourage exchange and networking between German and Mongolian artists.

The project is an initiative of the artist Katja Brinkmann, who organizes and curates the exhibitions in Hamburg and Berlin as well as in Ulaanbaatar. Katja Brinkmann has been living and working in Mongolia for long periods of time for many years. She has taken part in various exhibitions and projects there and taught for three years at the Mongolian University of Art and Culture. She has already initiated artistic networking at student level through a German-Mongolian student exchange in the summer of 2023 in collaboration with Prof. Kirstin Arndt (Mainz) and Bolormaa Algaa (Ulaanbaatar).

 

Opening: June 24, 2024 at 6 pm

Opening times: Thursday/Friday  4 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm 

Exhibition duration: June 25 to July 13, 2024

 

July 3, 2024 at 7.30 pm

Lecture: Katja Brinkmann „Milchtee und Farbenlehre“ (in German)

 

Participating artists:

ALTANKHUYAG Ochirkhuyag | AMARSAIKHAN Namsraijav | AMARSANAA Galmandakh | AMARSANAA Lkhagva | AMGALANBAATAR Gantumur | ANUNARAN Jargalsaikhan  | ARIUNSAIKHAN Dawaachu | ARIUNTUYA Jambaldorj | AZJARGAL Davaadorj | BAASANJAW Choijiljaw | BADAM Dashdondog  | BAT-ERDENE Batchuluun |  BAT-ORGIL Battulga | BATSAIKHAN Soyolsaikhan | BATTOGTOKH Bat-Erdene |  BАТТUR Tsedenpil | BATZORIG Dugarsuren | BAYARTSENGEL Bum-Erdene | BILIGT Enkhtaivan | BOLD Dolgorjav | BOLDBAATAR Sandag | BOLORMAA Algaa | BUMANDORJ Lhagva | CHINBAT Magsar | CHINZORIG Demberel |  CHINZORIG Ryenchin-Ochir | DALKH-OCHIR Yondonjunai  |  DASHDEMED Sampil | DOLGOR Ser-Od | DORJDEREM Davaa | DULGUUN Flame | DUNBUREE Gaadan  | DUULAL Damdin | ENKHBOLD Togmidshiirev | ENKHCHULUUN Batbayar | ENKHNOMIN Khundmaa | ENKHTAIVAN Nyamaa | ENKHZAYA Erdenebileg |  EYA Ganbat | GANBOLD Lundaa | GAN-ERDENE Tsend | GANTULGA Batsukh | GANTULGA Jargalnasan | GANSUKH Batbayar | GANZUG Sedbazar | GERELKHUU Ganbold | GONCHIGSUMLAA Nyamosor | IKHERTSETSEG Burenchuluun | INJINAASH Bor | JAVKHLAN Ariunbold | KHISHIGSUREN Batdelger |  KHONGORZUL Lkhagvajav | LKHAGVADORJ Enkhbat | LKHAGVASUREN Gombo-Ichin | MANDKHAI Ariunbold | MASHBAT Sambuu | MEEDEG Ge | MUNKHBAT Byambadorj | MUNKHBOLOR Ganbold | MUNKH-ERDENE Munkhzorig | MUNKHJARGAL Jargalsaikhan | MUNKHTSETSEG Batmunkh | MUNKHTUYA Alexander | MUNKH-ULZII Byambadorj | MYAGMAA Bayarmagnai | NAMUUN Batmunkh | NANDIN-ERDENE Budzagd | NARANGEREL Tsendsuren | NARANTUYA Baldan | NARMANDAKH Tsultem | NASANJARGAL Ulziiduuren | NYAMKHUU Baatar | NYAM-OCHIR Oyunpurev | ODMAA Uranchimeg | ONONGUA Enkhtur | ORKHON Namkhaidagva | OTGONBAT Natsagdorj | OTGONBAYAR Dashdorj | OTGONTUGS Dondovdorj  | OYUSUVD Undur-Orgil | SARNAI Bold | SHIJIRBAATAR Jambalsuren | SOLONGO Tseekhuu | SONINBAYAR Nyamkhishig | SUNDERIYA Erdenesaikhan | TAICHAR Enhkbat | TAMIR Sharav | TOGTUUN Erdenebileg | TSATSRAL Saruul | TSEGMED Tserennadmid | TSEGMID Puntsag | TSENGUUN Odgerel | TUGULDUR Bazarragchaa | TUGULDUR  Yodamjamts | TUMENJARGAL Zayat | TUSHIG Battuvshin | TUVSHINJARGAL Tsend-Ayush | URJINKHAND Onon | UGANBAYAR Amgalanbayar | YERSIN Shavarkhan | ZULTSETSEG Narantsogt

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