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I Utter Other

“What does it mean for one east to look to and at another one? Can the romanticized romanticize? From Poles in the service of the Tsar to Persian Presbyterians, I Utter Other looks at the curious case of Slavic Orientalism in the Russian Empire and early USSR. Slavic Orientalism offers a crucial counterpoint if not antecedent to the received wisdom of Saidian Orientalism. Despite the radical transition from Tsarism to Bolshevism, the study of the East in the East complicates notions of identity politics and knowledge in the service of power, offering a coherent post-colonial critique some 60 years avant la lettre.”

Slavs and Tatars will present their performative lecture highlighting language, culture, power and identity issues. Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s practice is based on three activities : exhibitions, books and lecture-performances.The lecture-performance has been presented at these venues, amongst others: Guggeinheim Museum, NYC ; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin ; Steirischer Herbst, Graz ; Albertinum, Dresden ; and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster.

Language : english

Full: 6 euros
Free for students, under-26s, SMART members and job seekers.
Limited places. Reservation online required.

In partnership with the Goethe Institute, Perruche program