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Co-presented with the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in collaboration with the Oriental Institute, the Renaissance Society will host a lecture-performance by Slavs and Tatars, I Utter Other.
Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is an art collective whose practice spans exhibitions, books, and lecture-performances. A 40-minute multimedia presentation, I Utter Other considers the study and conception of the "East" in 19th and 20th-century Russia and the USSR against bodies of scholarship on Orientalism—the critique of Western imaginations of the East.
This event coincides with the opening of the artists' exhibition, MERCZbauat the Neubauer Collegium, a short walk from where the lecture-performance is being held. All attendees are welcomed to join the opening reception, which continues after the lecture-performance until 8pm.
Slavs and Tatars’ presence on campus is made possible by the Gray Centerfor Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago.
Image: Slavs and Tatars. I Utter Other, 2014–present, documentation of lecture performance at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2017. Courtesy of the artists.