•  Slavs and Tatars, Mother Tongues and Father Throats, 2012

    courtesy of Raster Gallery

Artistically, the Slavs and Tatars collective covers a geographical and cultural territory stretching from the former Berlin Wall in the West to the Great Wall of China in the East. The group’s projects confront seemingly opposing or incompatible concepts, such as Islam and Communism, metaphysics and humour, or pop-culture and geopolitics. Slavs and Tatars’ works in the Museum collection focus in particular on linguistic issues. For example, the object entitled Mother Tongues and Father Throats is dedicated to the “khhhhhhh” sound, which is not present in Western civilisation and therefore marks a clear boundary between East and West. PrayWay, meanwhile, is a reference to the flying carpets of Eastern fairytales, and a typical example of the group’s interactive relational works, intended to create a space for meetings and conversations, a place for intercultural communication and sharing thoughts. 

Year: 2012
Medium: carpet
Format: 300×490 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Raster Sp. z o.o. Sp. Komandytowa
Index: MSN:4300-18/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

See also

Other Works From That Artist