Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars is an art collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. Their practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture-performances. With a healthy mix of high and low brow humour, the artists turn to sculptures, installations, and text to excavate and explore a geography that is equally imagined as it is political. 

The artists have exhibited in major international institutions including solo engagements at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vienna Secession, Dallas Museum of Art, and Kunsthalle Zurich. Their work has featured in the 8th Berlin, 9th Gwangju and 10th Manifesta Biennales.  Slavs and Tatars’s work can be found in major public collections in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe; they have published more than half a dozen books, including their translation of the legendary Azeri satire Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would’ve, could’ve, should’ve (JRP-Ringier, 2011).