Slavs and Tatars Kitab Kebab
2014 — 2015
Each work is accompanied by a numbered certificated wax-sealed by the artists
A kebab skewer pierces through a selection of Slavs and Tatars’ books, suggesting not only an analytical and rational but also an affective and digestive approach to text and the very act of reading. Appropriately, this particular skewer is often reserved for the köfte or ground-beef kebab, worthy of the artists’ mashed-up reading list. As opposed to other forms of knowledge–whether the vertical scope traditionally associated with Germanic rigor or Russian depth, or horizontal range of Anglo-American education–Kitab Kebab attempts a lateral or transversal balancing act.
(via Slavs and Tatars website)