Theme: Art and Politics – Contemporary art as spatial politics in light of emerging urbanism in Mongolia.

MONGOLIA 360° 2nd Land Art Biennial

August 6th to 31th, 2012

Land Art Venue:
Ikh Gazarin Chuluu, Dund Gobi (about 250 km south of Ulaanbaatar)
Exhibition venue :
National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar

The MONGOLIA 360° International Symposium 2012 will be held at the congress center of the Chinggis Hotel – Ulaanbaatar. Speakers are invited to provide insight into specific subjects and case studies in contemporary art reflecting spatial politics. The official language of the conference will be English and Mongolian.

Berlin presentation:
Kunstsaele Berlin will present in November 2012 the works derived from the 2nd Land Art Biennial Mongolia 2012. Book and film presentation.


  • Fumio Nanjo (Director Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Japan)
  • Anja Brietzke (Free lanced curator Berlin, Germany)
  • Rasha Ragab (Director Art Bridge Cairo, Egypt)

To fully grasp the subject matter of spatial politics in contemporary art a broadly interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of land use is necessary. Artists are invited to provide drafts and work plans reflecting on smart growth, public policy and development practices as well as conventions in architecture and landscape design, a new kind of art space arises: a virtual, discontinuous, shapeshifting terrain, more conceptual than architectural, with a scope that has already become global. Its conceptual “point of departure” for exploring the inner and outer landscape of the region intrinsically focuses on notions of the ecological sublime.

The organizers of the Mongolia 360° Land Art Biennial 2012 will therefore invite a wider circle of artists, researchers, and curators to reflect on different thematic insights into artistic points of view from a geographical perspective. A exhibit in the National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar accompanying symposium will structure these positions into thematic sessions that will provide the conceptual backdrop for the events in the different locations of the Biennial in 2012. The predominant methodology will focus on developing an Central/East Asian perspective to thwart the implementation of representational conventions used in a Western tradition. In order to do so the curatorial panel will expressively seek a cross-cultural exchange of ideas.