Slavs and Tatars to curate Selection #2
Slavs and Tatars, Molla Nasreddin the antimodern, 2012, fiberglass, lacquer paint, steel, 180×180×80 cm. Installation view at Yinchuan Biennale, 2016.
Slavs and Tatars is an internationally-renowned art collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Salt, Istanbul; Vienna Secession, Kunsthalle Zurich, Albertinum in Dresden and Ujazdowski Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw, among others. The collective’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, publications and lecture-performances. They are best known for their use of a playful presentation style to disarm and engage viewers in the content of the research underlying their work. In addition to their translation of the legendary Azerbaijani satirical periodical Molla Nasreddin (currently in its 2nd edition with I.B Tauris), Slavs and Tatars have published more than ten books to date, including Wripped Scripped (Hatje Cantz, 2018) on the politics of alphabets and transliteration. In 2019, the collective curated the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and their work was included in the main exhibition, "May You Live in Interesting Times," of the 58th Venice Biennale. They have participated in the 11th Sharjah, 10th Manifesta, 8th Berlin and 9th Gwangju Biennials as well as group shows at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Kunsthaus Graz, and Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. The collective launched a residency and mentorship program for young professionals from their region in 2018.
Latest reviews about TheArtists
In the last weeks we were pleased to read more articles about TheArtists and Lumbung Gallery! Amy Bradford wrote that «TheArtists presents an exciting opportunity to discover and invest in emerging global talents» in AD. In the FAZ Georg Imdahl wrote about the Lumbung Gallery after talking to Martin Heller, co-founder of TheArtists. And on Artnet Kate Brown calls Lumbung Gallery an «Invigorating Alternative to a Market-Driven Art World.» Thank you everyone!
Uladzimir Hramovich, Untitled, a (from the series Each saw the future in his own way), 2015 / Lithography on paper / 50.5 x 69.5 cm / 19.9 x 27.4 in (framed)
More about TheArtists in the press
We are thrilled about more coverage of TheArtists in online and print media: Lampoon Magazine published an article by Sahadev Chhetri, based on an interview with TheArtists co-founder Beat Raeber. A review by Christiane Meixner was printed in Der Tagesspiegel and Annika von Taube wrote an enjoyable text in Monopol which resulted in many positive feedbacks already. Thank you for making our efforts widely known!
Ana Daniela Koch, Cold Hands, 2018. Photography. 40 x 30 cm / 15.7 x 11.8 in (framed). Edition 2/5 + 2 AP.