Slavs and Tatars Q&A with students from Thomond Primary School
28th September 2023
A Q&A with students from Thomond Primary School and Payam Sharifi of Slavs and Tatars artist collective took place at Ormston House. The discussion explored Slavs and Tatars artistic interventions titled Azbuka Strikes Back, 2023, presented on the school grounds and at Ormston House as part of the 40th EVA International – Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art.
Slavs and Tatars presented a sound installation, and a window vinyl with the spelling of the name Thomond Primary School in Ukrainian. The collective have been exploring ideas of race and colonialism in the traditions of children’s educational literature from former socialist nations in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The artwork presented at Thomond Primary School formed part of the Guest Programme The Gleaners Society, curated by Sebastian Cichocki.
Slavs and Tatars is an art collective, book publishers and researchers based in Berlin (DE). The collective has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including Villa Arson, Nice (FR), M HKA, Antwerp (BE) and 58th Venice Biennale (IT).