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MoMA presents:

05/27/2017

Ulrike Ottinger’s Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia

May 24 to 30, 2017

*Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia*. 1989. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Ulrike Ottinger

Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia. 1989. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Ulrike Ottinger. With Delphine Seyrig, Xu Re Huar, Inés Sastre. In German, French, Mongolian; English subtitles. 168 min.

 

Taken hostage by the exotic, fierce Mongolian princess Ulan Iga, a group of Western women spend a summer as captives in her nomadic tent village, where they learn the fascinating customs of the princess's enigmatic kinsmen. And while the harshness of the Mongolian high desert is initially a trial for the pampered women, they ultimately adapt to these unfamiliar yet exhilarating experiences. Lady Windermere, a veteran ethnologist who also speaks Mongolian, finds herself the de facto leader of the women, while the young Giovanna, still very much a naïf, proves completely open to the traditions Princess Ulan Iga shares with her.

Frequently eschewing narrative, incorporating incongruous characters, and capturing extended moments of arresting beauty and stunning landscapes, director Ulrike Ottinger takes the viewer on a nearly three-hour tour, during which disparate cultures collide but find common ground and, ultimately, a harmonious conclusion.

Organized by Anne Morra, Associate Curator, Department of Film.

Special thanks to Women Make Movies.

 
  1. Wednesday, May 24,
    3:30 p.m.
    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
     
  2. Thursday, May 25,
    4:00 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
     
  3. Friday, May 26,
    7:00 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
     
  4. Saturday, May 27,
    4:00 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
  5. Sunday, May 28,
    4:00 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
     
  6. Monday, May 29,
    3:30 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
     
  7. Tuesday, May 30,
    4:00 p.m.
    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
     

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Exhibition at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

05/27/2017

Ulrike Ottinger
China. The Arts – The People
Photographs and Films from 1980s and 1990s

27 May 2017 — 13 August 2017

 

This first large scale exhibition by artist and filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Asia will juxtapose the artist’s cinematographic productions with her work as photographer. The focus is on her research and travels in China during the 1980s and 1990s. Depicted in China. The Arts – The People (1985) is the everyday life in Beijing, Sichuan Province, and Yunnan Province. Whereas in Taiga (1992), Ottinger focuses on the life and rituals of nomadic peoples in Northern Mongolia, specifically the Darkhad nomads and the Sojon Urinjanghai. Exile Shanghai (1997) reconstructs the odyssey, while German, Austrian, and Russian Jews intersect during their exile in Shanghai.

Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia (1989) is her only feature fiction film shot in China. Driven by her curiosity for people and places, Ottinger’s images alternate between documentary insight and theatrical extravagance, presenting encounters with everyday realities at the intersection of the contemporary, the traditional, and the ritual. Her photographs, created throughout her career and largely in parallel with the production of her films, serve as important visual cues and are central to this presentation at NTU CCA Singapore.

Ottinger, initially a painter, came to filmmaking in the early 1970s. During her career she has created an extensive image archive, including photographs, collections of postcards, cut-outs, illustrations, and other iconographic documents. Her films have received numerous awards, having been shown at the world’s most important film festivals, and appreciated in multiple retrospectives, including Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Cinémathèque française, Paris. Her work has been featured in major international exhibitions, such as Gwangju Biennale and Documenta XI, Kassel. Her most recent solo shows include Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.