Five Heads

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The ‘Tavan Tolgoi’ exhibition and exchange brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia’s economy, its dependency on China and the wider global commodity super-cycle. The title refers to Mongolia’s largest coal mine, composed of five coal-rich mounds or ‘heads’ that lend the mine its name.  
The exhibition maps an exchange of materials and perspectives extracted and mobilised between the geosphere and human culture, and between anthropology and art in Mongolia and London.

A collaboration with anthropologist Lauren Bonilla, curated by Hermione Spriggs, and supported by the European Research Council-funded Emerging Subjects project based at University College London, read the blog here




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