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"Life in-betweens" exhibition showcases modernization challenges of nomadic culture in Inner Asia

  • Date:2022-05-31

As part of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts' (NTMFA) "Satellite Exhibition of AAB 2021 (2021亞洲藝術雙年展-衛星展)," a special exhibition "Life in-betweens: Mongolia and Central Asia, A Contemporary Art Perspective (複景生活:當代藝術視角中的蒙古及中亞)" kicked off on Feb. 19 and will run until July 23 at the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center (MTCC), which is under the administration of Ministry of Culture.

Based on the previous exchange experience from the "Is/In Land: Mongolia-Taiwanese Joint Exhibition” in 2018, MOC and NTMFA collaborated again this year, hoping to deepen the exchange and collaboration of contemporary art between Taiwan and Mongolia. Curated by Taiwanese curators, Takamori Nobuo (高森信男) and Chen Hsiang-wen (陳湘汶), as well as Mongolian curator Gantuya Badamgarav, the exhibition invites seven artists from Taiwan, Mongolia and Kazakhstan to display their contemporary creations, presenting the challenges and changes of modernization faced by the traditional nomadic culture in Inner Asia, including issues of urbanization, gender, environmental protection, climate change, and others.

The seven exhibited artists include Taiwanese artists, Tseng Chien-ying (曾建穎) and Lin Yi-chun (林怡君), Kazakhstan artist Almagul Menlibayeva, as well as Mongolian artists, Erdenebayar Munkhor (Bayar), Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav, and Munkhbolor Ganbold (Munkkh).

Deputy Minister of Culture Hsiao Tsung-huang (蕭宗煌) stated that this exhibition focuses on the development of contemporary art in Mongolia and countries in Central Asia. Through artistic exchange and communication, people from different countries can better understand each other, thereby shaping a more peaceful and wonderful world.

During the exhibition, guided tours and experience activities are available to visitors.