A collective of polemics and intimacies devoted to Eurasia, Slavs and Tatars’ work spans several media, disciplines and a broad spectrum of (high and low) cultural registers that focus on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. Based between Moscow and Brussels, the collective excavates stories and legacies, which are at risk of being forgotten and trodden under the guise of progress-cum-westernisation.

Slavs and Tatars have published Kidnapping Mountains, Book Works(2009), Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names , Onestar Press(2010) and Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve, JRP/Ringier (2011).

These artists where part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Slavs and Tatars

Friendship of Nations

From 17th century Sarmatism, the dominant ideology amongst the Polish nobility, to monobrows in America and the Green movement in presentday Iran, Friendship of Nations traces an ambitious if unlikely genealogy between Iran and Poland.