Wripped scripped : Slavs and Tatars / texts: Slavs and Tatars ; English-German translations: Philipp Albers.

Slavs and Tatars (Group of artists) [Browse]
  • German
  • English
  • Berlin : Hatje Cantz, [2018]
  • ©2018
148 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm


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The internationally renowned art collective Slavs and Tatars is devoted to the area known as Eurasia: east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China. Considering themselves as archeologists of the everyday, the collective focuses on the interplay of religion, power, language and identities. In books, exhibitions, and performances, they investigate mentalities, myths, traditions, and transitions, through a combination of scholarly research, polemics, and low-brow humor. 'Wripped Scripped' continues the collective's investigation of alphabets as an equally political and affective platform. While the roll-out of new alphabets has often accompanied the rise and fall of empires, the artists attempt to liberate not so much peoples and nations but rather the sounds and letters that make up langauge. Chapters include a look at the phoneme [kh] as a sacred perspective in the Hebrew, Arabic and Cyrillic alphabets; Germany's relationship with Orientalism through the tetragraph [dsch]; and a study of nasal phonemes in constructing Polish and Turkish identity. Exhibition: Albertinum (Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany (02.06. - 14.10.2018) / Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (17.11.2018?20.01.2019).
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Slavs and Tatars - Made in Dschermany", held at the Albertinum (Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, June 2 - October 14, 2018; Kunstverein Hannover, November 17, 2018 - January 20, 2019.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144).
Language note
Parallel texts in German and English.
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Slavs and Tatars : wripped scripped
  • 9783775744720 ((pbk.))
  • 377574472X ((pbk.))
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  • 9783775744720
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