State of Dogs Screening at Galerie Bart and Posta da Kona

Amsterdam and Tbilisi. July 13th

Galerie Bart announced two film screenings that delve into Mongolian culture and mythology. Curated by Nomin Zezegmaa in conjunction with her solo exhibition The Wind on the Other Side. Her work interweaves narratives inspired by deep time and the spiritual realms of Mongol cosmogony. The screenings support the main theme of the exhibition, focusing on Mongolian traditions, social narratives, and philosophical reflections on such themes as reincarnation, the intersection of urban and rural life, and the role of mythology in contemporary society.

The screening of State of Dogs (1998) will take place on Saturday, July 13th at Galerie Bart in Amsterdam and Posta da Kona, a bookshop and shared studio in Tbilisi. The screening will be launched simultaneously at 13:00 CET and 15:00 Tbilisi Time.

State of Dogs is a unique blend of personal narrative and social commentary. The film follows the journey of Basaar, a stray dog killed by a hunter in Ulan Bator, exploring Mongolian beliefs about reincarnation. Read more about the film and the shooting process in our publication. After the screening, there will be an online discussion with independent film curator Alexey Myslitsky and the film's co-director and scriptwriter, Turmunkh Dorjkhand.

The second screening of City of the Steppes (1994) and Poets of Mongolia (1999) will take place at Galerie Bart on Thursday, July 18th at 18:00 and 20:00

You can find more information on the Galerie's Instagram page

Galerie Bart
Elandsgracht 16
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posta da Kona
Giorgi Mazniashvili 10
Tbilisi, Georgia