Stadthaus Ulm has invited contemporary photographers from Mongolia to give us a current view of their rapidly changing country. They will not only show us the still important horse races in their modern form or Buddhism, which is regaining strength after the brutal Soviet purge. They also look at coal mining, increasing desertification of grasslands, and urban youth. While traditional ways of life are threatened by climate change and environmental problems, urban life is characterized by societal change.
Nathalie Daoust, a Canadian photographer living in Berlin, explored the photography scene in Mongolia, which is largely unknown to us, and introduced it to the Stadthaus. The Stadthaus now wants to share the fascination for Mongolia and its photographers.
Participating artists: Agnuush, Nathalie Daoust, Munkh-gerel Purevkhuu, Bat-Orgil Battulga, Davaanyam Delgerjargal, Esunge Erdenebat, Erkhbayar Tsengel, Injinaash Bor, Taij Taichar
Curator: Dr. Katharina Menzel-Ahr
Opening: Friday, 25 August 2023, 7 p.m.
Opening remarks: Dr. Birvaa Mandakhbileg, Ambassador of Mongolia to Germany
Martin Bendel, Deputy Mayor of Ulm
Artist's talk: Bat-Orgil Battulga, participating artist, and Katharina Menzel-Ahr, curator.
The Opening will be streamed on Stadthaus Ulm - Youtube
Mongolia, land of longing
The country’s economic development and relationship with Germany
Talk by Tobias Schauf
Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 7 pm
Free admission, please register here
Tobias Schauf is a noted expert on Mongolia with comprehensive knowledge about this special country.
In his talk at the Stadthaus, Tobias Schauf will cover Mongolia’s development in terms of politics, economy and society before and after the collapse of communism. He will shed light on the economic evolution of the past few years and the economic and political relations with Germany and the EU (the partnership in sourcing of raw materials, judicial reforms, development cooperation and more). He will also talk about the overwhelming beauty and hospitality from his own experience. After the talk, Tobias Schauf will take questions from the audience.
On behalf of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ; the German Society for International Cooperation), the certified economist served as a consultant in international management and international economic relations with a focus on Mongolia, Central Asia, China, India and Eastern Europe, training companies in Mongolia, accompanying delegations to and from Mongolia and organizing a logistics and a foreign trade fair.
Tobias Schaf's talk is supported by
Guided tour in German language (with Angelika Held):
Sunday, 28 August, 11.30 am
Thursday, September 7th, 5 pm
Thursday, September 14th, 5 pm
Wednesday, 11 October, 5.30 pm
€ 3,50, € 1,50 (children), € 0,50 (for every additional child)
Please register here or give us a call 0731 161 7700
Free admission for artcard holders
Thanks to Ganbold Zundui and for the support!