Mongolia | Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival 2023
From 23 to 30 May 2023 the Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival will take place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, organised by the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM).
The festival is aimed at improving international cooperation in the field of visual arts, encouraging cultural diversity, introducing technological advancements and delivering media works with innovative techniques and styles to Mongolian audience.
The 8th edition of the festival has the theme “Montage.” With the rapid development of current technology, media has become the source of endless information, but it has also created many disconnections, and a patchwork of different information from various sources has become a constant influence and infiltration in our offline lives. People’s original cognition is gradually blurred and plunged into a dilemma, resulting in a state of strong “co-dependency” relationship between human beings and technological development.
Therefore, the festival proposes “montage” as the overall concept, through various contemporary phenomena such as nationality, faith, spirituality, daily life, geography, and landscape and the images composed of them, in order to reflect various scenes in daily life and construct a cross-cultural imagination of our lives.
12 international performers (from countries including Germany, Japan, and France), as well as 6 Mongolian artists, will be featured in the festival.
The programme also includes a lecture on “Incarnation” by Prof. Yao Jui-Chung and two workshops on new media and contemporary art.