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Climate Artists and Scientists from Mongolia Attempt to Communicate What Others Have Not

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By Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com



originally published: 11/19/2021

When I went to Google Maps to see how long it would take to get to Mongolia, the app could not calculate – not by bus, not by car, not walking, cycling, even plane. When I simply Googled the distance, I learned it is 6,426 miles from New Jersey. That’s more than twice the distance across the United States. A site called Travel Math calculates it would take 13.9 hours to fly from Newark to Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is really far away! That could explain why its climate catastrophe is not top of mind for most of us here in the Garden State.

On the other hand, if you are reading this, chances are it’s less than two hours to William Peterson’s Ben Shahn Galleries, where Sierra of Creation is on view through December 3. The exhibition, organized by Art Space 976 (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), features video and multimedia…

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