Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes
Founded in 2006, the art collective Slavs and Tatars is devoted to cultural intersection in the area known as Eurasia—everywhere east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China. The group’s multimedia works focus on the often-ignored influences between Slavic, Caucasian and Central Asian identities and societies.
Slavs and Tatars’ exhibition Mirrors for Princes comments on the culture of “advice literature.” Using the 11th-century Kutadgu Bilig as a starting point, this publication brings together the writings of preeminent scholars and commentators to discuss such diverse topics as the role of fate in governance, advice for female nobility and an Indian television drama.
Contributors: Manan Asif (Author), Maya Allison (Author), Beatrix Ruf (Author), David Crowley (Author), Anthony Downey (Editor), Slavs and Tatars (Artist)