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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Open call for artistic proposals

Open call for artistic proposals will be published October 05th 2009. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of November 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Perspectives in Land Art. The new challenges we face mean we're going to have to rethink our connections to the planet and to each other. When it comes to creating a new space for building new relationships, the arts are uniquely powerful. Land Art is arising as a new kind of art space: a virtual, discontinuous, shape-shifting terrain, more conceptual than architectural, with a reach that has already become global in scope.
Questions like Sustainability, the perspective of ecology and a new vision of diversity require a creative understanding beside the common white cube art spaces where the arts become more and more condensed by economical force. In order to develop a new chapter in the Land Art tradition since the beginning in the American West in the late 60th and following the nomadic idea of the Walking Museum - the Land Art Biennial in Mongolia was founded to be located in various locations of Mongolia. The Biennial is a forum in search of contemporary definitions of what Land Art can reveal about   “today’s questions”. In order to open a free space of artistic interaction they decided not to restrict the definition of land art by any presets.

 With LAM 360°  the concept for the 1st international Land Art Biennial  was hosted in the Gobi desert in August 2010 .
 As is common for organic processes, the Land Art Mongolia project took years to coalesce. Inspired by a Land Art Symposium in the Gobi Village Bor Undur in 2006 the concept of a collaborative land-art exhibition series was first envisioned by the Mongolian Artists Dagvadorj Sereeterj and the Berlin based Artist Marc Schmitz. In early meetings, members of the Society discussed a  simpler effort to facilitate a partnership between the team in Berlin (KUNSTFORUM BERLIN) and one of Ulaanbaatar  major art institutions: the UMA (Union of Mongolian Artists).
 In June 2009, when Puntsag Tsegmid , executive director of DUBTSUN, stepped in to take over the practical coordination in Mongolia, and an international team joined the Land Art committee with the tasks of  curating, fundraising,  marketing, and much of the program development directed by Marc Schmitz. Since 2012 the organization MNG360° is an official registered NGO in Mongolia with the aim to promote Land Art and the dialog of Art & Politics. Within the rhythm of a Biennial the festival is carried out every 2 years (2014/2016..) at different locations and held under various thematic issues. 

Sunday, September 20, 2009

R.A. Suri has been nominated as the curator for Land Art Mongolia 2010

The Shanghai based curator R.A. Suri has been nominated to curate the Land Art Biennial Mongolia 2010. Working for this project we soon came to experience and understood that it was absolutely necessary to find  Asian experienced specialists. Mr. R.A. Suri,  has kindly accepted to be one of these specialists and the main curator. 

Working together in this way  we came, of course, to appreciate his knowledge of Asian artists and his personal involvement in organizing important artistic events. As well, he brings a capacity to link this experience to a larger point of view, helping us to find the way to present the Art works without betraying their cultural context, yet in reference to Occidental modes of artistic expression, as Mr. R. Suri has developed contacts with many international artists and poets from across Europe. 

So, for us it is evident that Mr. Rajath Suri is the “right man” to be called on for all artistic projects which aim to construct this manner of international relation and intercultural exchange. 

Land Art Symposium 2009