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Exhibition Detail
Projects 98
Curated by: Gretchen L. Wagner
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

August 15th, 2012 - December 10th, 2012
August 15th, 2012 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 Slavs, Slavs and TatarsSlavs and Tatars, Slavs,
2005, Screenprint, composition (irreg.), 40 15/16 x 25" (104 x 63.5 cm); sheet: 45 1/4 x 32 5/16" (115 x 82 cm)
© Courtesy of the artists & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Wed-Mon 10:30 - 5:30; Fri 10:30 - 8:00
prints, text
Slavs and Tatars (founded 2005) is an international collective of artists, designers, and writers whose installations, performance lectures, publications, and artist’s multiples reflect upon intercultural relations and 
the perceived differences between Western cultures and the Eastern world. Pursuing an unconventional research-based practice, the group identifies the “area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia” as their point of reference, and with much wit and wordplay, their projects address the transmission and hybridization of traditions, politics, and language within in the region. For Projects 98, Slavs and Tatars build upon a recent cycle of works which examines the concept of the anti-modern and will realize a new installation titled Beyonsense, which takes its name from a translation of zaum—the Futurist experiments with transrational language and poetry. The collective’s first solo museum presentation in the United States, Beyonsense will feature a reading room populated by a number of Slavs and Tatars’ text-based objects and printed editions, transforming the gallery into a space for reflection and pause to contemplate the mystical and affective sides of modernism.

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