FAILE in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

While in town for the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Brooklyn-based artistic collective FAILE worked with local Mongolian artists on a mural. They stenciled an image of a young girl clutching a skateboard – a nod to the quickly modernizing nature of Mongolia contrasted by its vast unpaved landscape – on the wall of an archway located in the central university district of Ulan Bator. Each Mongolian artist worked on customizing the girl’s dress in their own style. The emerging Mongolian artists are recent finalists of the Tiger Translate Festival and were selected by a prestigious panel of judges that included the National Arts Council