Five Heads (Tavantolgoi)

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 exhibition maps an exchange of evolving perspectives and materials mobilised between anthropology and art in Ulaanbaatar and London.  The title refers to Mongolia’s largest coal mine, composed of five mineral-rich mounds or ‘heads’ that lend this region its name.

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

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Take me back to where I started

©2017 Deborah Tchoudjinoff