79.89.09. Slavs and Tatars
Thu, April 4, 2013 • 7:00 PM • Mezes 1.306
Slavs and Tatars
A presentation that looks at two moments – the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarność movement in the 1980s – as bookends to the two major geopolitical narratives of the 20th and 21st century, respectively – Communism and political Islam.
Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective has published several books including a translation of the legendary Azeri satire Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would've, could've, should've (JRP-Ringier, 2011). Their work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the 10th Sharjah, 8th Mercosul, 3rd Thessaloniki, and 9th Gwangju Biennials as well as solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Secession, Vienna.