:: CV: Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars su kolektiv posvećen zoni istočno od bivšeg Berlinskog zida i zapadno od Kineskog zida, poznatog pod imenom Evroazija. U društvu koje prečesto izoluje polemično, analitično i afektivno, Sloveni i Tatari sukobljavaju ove pojmove i iskopavaju priče i nasledja kojima preti zaborav i nestajanje u svetu zapadnjačkog progresa. Bazirani su izmedju Brisela i Moskve, a njihov rad se odvija u više medija i disciplina u širokom spektru kulturnih registara (visokim i niskim), fokusirajući se na često previdjenu sferu uticaja izmedju Slovena, Kavkaza i centralnih Azijata. Tokom 2009, Slavs and Tatars su objavili “Otete Planine” (Book Works), omaž kompleksnosti Kavkaza, a u 2010 “Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names” (onestar press). Slavs and Tatars su izlagali u Barbikanu, Netvork centru za savremenu umetnost, Gete institutu u Njujorku, Kolet, i Moskovskom bijenalu. Trenutno su u pripremi radovi za Friz park skulptura i Šardža bienale 2011. Njihov rad je u stalnoj postavci Muzeja za Modernu umetnost u Njujorku.

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Slavs and Tatars is a collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. Colliding the polemical, the analytical and the affective in a society that too often sequesters each, Slavs and Tatars excavates stories and legacies at heightened risk of being forgotten and trampled under the guise of progress-cum-westernization. Based between Brussels and Moscow, the collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. In 2009, Slavs and Tatars published Kidnapping Mountains (Book Works), a celebration of complexity in the Caucasus, and in 2010 Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names (onestar press). Slavs and Tatars have exhibited at the Barbican, Network Centre for Contemporary Art, the Goethe Institut, New York, Colette, the Moscow Biennale. They are currently preparing work for the Frieze Sculpture Park and the Sharjah Biennale in 2011. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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