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.
Medium: carpet, neon, steel, medium-density fibreboard
Format: 390×280×50 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Galeria Raster Sp. z o.o. Sp. Komandytowa Index: MSN:4300-20/2013 Acquisition date: Sep 18, 2013 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage