Exhibition of the art group Slavs and Tatars "MOVALAND"


Exhibition of the art group Slavs and Tatars in Minsk
February 22  April 21, 2019
"Ў" Gallery of Contemporary Art

From February 22 to April 21, 2019, the famous Berlin art group Slavs and Tatars presents its exhibition at the Minsk “Ў” gallery of contemporary art for the first time. The artists focus on the rituals, languages and identities of the region "between the former Berlin wall and the Great wall of China". The exhibits for the Minsk exhibition were selected and reconciled with the participation of Belarusian artists who took part in the residence of Slavs and Tatars in Berlin in autumn 2018 with the support of the Goethe Institute.

All exhibits are the results of scientific analysis, research trips, and knowledge passed by word of mouth. A place for meeting and leisure at the exhibition will be the installation PrayWay, which plays out traditional folding stand for the reading of sacred texts in the Muslim and at the same time an ottoman - a common type of furniture for the teahouse. The sound installation Lecturer, created on the ancient text of exhortation of future rulers, at the same time reminds of the late socialism method of translation of series - voice-over. The overlapping of several languages makes it difficult to listen, but raises the issue of multilingualism and authenticity. The works of Slavs and Tatars captivate with humor, language jokes and sensual design that transports visitors in time and space.

The accompanying program in different places of the city aims to involve the audience distant from contemporary art. Visitors will be able to discover the Tatar Minsk, learn the techniques of straw weaving at the master class, try out various methods of fermentation.

Slavs and Tatars – Biography

The art collective Slavs and Tatars was created from a reader's circle in 2006. Today it is a famous group with an world-known name. In addition to participating in many group exhibitions and biennales, such as the Manifesta (2014), the Venice Biennale (2014), the "Un Nouveau Festival" at the Pompidou Centre in Paris (2013), the works of Slavs and Tatars have been shown worldwide since 2008 at solo exhibitions, at the Salt Galata Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (2017), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2016), Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2016), Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2015), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012) and at the Vienna Secession (2012).

Additional information: 
Anna Karpenko, Tel.: +375 29 697 07 39

“Ў” Gallery of contemporary art
Minsk, vulica Kastryčnickaja, 19
Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-20:00
Admission by ticket (5 BYN/3 BYN)
+37529 3667516


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