79.89.09 by Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars look at two key modern moments–the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarnosc 1980s. Standing squarely as bookends to the two major geopolitical narratives of the last and current century–the communist project in the 20th and Islamic modernism in the 21st–these two moments will be explored such incommensurate topics as monobrows, modernity, the Beach Boys and apostasy. This talk has been given as the opening lecture at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Berlin’s Felleshuset; New York’s Brucennial; and Moscow’s Triumph Gallery.

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Slavs and Tatars - Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz
26 September 2010 // 12:00 - 18:00

Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz proposes a series of talks looking at the unlikely heritage between Poland and Iran from the 17th century to the 20th and 21st centuries. The two countries’ efforts towards self-determination have shaped the larger geopolitical landscape–whether it is Poland’s successful civil disobedience vis-à-vis communism or Iran’s rise of revolutionary Islam.

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