Karma of Eating 2016
MUNKKH - MUNKHBOLOR GANBOLD b.1983
Cow skull, acryl, light, plastic tube, chip-wood
Karma of Eating focuses on damage to the Mongolian ecosystem, a creeping desertification caused by the overbreeding of goats for the cashmere trade. In 2010, an exceptionally cold winter combined with drought killed millions of animals in Mongolia. The artist’s use of animal skulls, all that is left of the victims of brutal natural disaster, not only juxtaposes the worlds of shamanistic ritual and commercial gain, but reminds us that exploitation and over consumption drive the cycles of destruction and disaster.
Work was created during Nomad Spirit Project held in Mongolia in 2016, organized by Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association and Swiss Agency for International Development