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’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture-performances.
Slavs and Tatars’ various exhibitions, lectures, and books primarily fall within one of eight research cycles. These cycles range from alphabet politics (Language Arts) to medieval advice literature (Mirrors for Princes) to an investigation of syncretism (Not Moscow Not Mecca), amongst others. This organizing principle stems from the collective’s editorial focus if not their beginnings as a make-shift book-club. Often, exhibitions focus on one particular cycle (for example, Friendship of Nations); at other times, though, they bleed into one another. Like yoghurt, Slavs and Tatars’ work has an element of totum simul: the whole is in the parts.
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