Slavs and Tatars joined the Birmingham Museum of Art for ART PAPERS LIVE on Saturday, September 20. This illustrated presentation explored the potential of language as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity, politics, colonialism, and faith.
Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is an art collective devoted to an area east of the Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China, known as Eurasia. Their work spans several media and disciplines and focuses on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians, and Central Asians. Slavs and Tatars’ sculpture Rahlé for Richard (2014) will be on view in the BMA’s Contemporary Galleries from September 2014.