Slavs and Tatars
Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz

  • Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars is an international artist collective established in 2006. They will present their newest publication titled "Friendship of Nations. Polish Shi'ite Showbiz" at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.


The meeting with Slavs and Tatars accompanies the exhibition of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as part of which the group’s two works will be presented. These works touch upon the issue of the language, including the one titled Khhhhhhh, dedicated to the consonant absent in Western European languages. Typical for the group, PrayWay is an interactive work to serve as a place for meeting, debate, communication and exchange of thoughts.

The artists use various media and forms of expression to create installations, objects, performance lectures or their own publications. They participate in numerous group and individual exhibitions all over the world, including the Vienna Secession Pavilion and the New York MoMA. In their activity, Slavs and Tatars – as underlined by the group’s members themselves – “focus on what’s going on to the east if the Berlin Wall and to the west of the Chinese Wall.” In their projects, Slavs and Tatars juxtapose concepts that are seemingly opposite or far away from each other, such as Islam and communism, metaphysics and humor, pop culture and geopolitics.

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Exhibition and other archival events connected:

Cycle Summer collection 2013 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
Cycle Guided tours in English Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
13:45 For children Distance to ArtWorkshops for children aged 4 to 10 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting The demons of history, or the triviality of oblivionRoman Kurkiewicz talks with Fr. Wojciech Lemański and Adam Lipszyc Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
Cycle SALOON: There is no country in our heartsGeorgia Sagri Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
19:00 Performance In the Heart of the Country: Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)Trajal Harrell Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
17:00 Performance A Revolutionary Advent CalendarRuth Ewan Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
19:00 Finissage AlphabetPerformance by Paulina Ołowska Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw