This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Slavs and Tatars. Not Moscow Not Mecca' at the Secession, Vienna, 3 May – 17 June 2012.
'Not Moscow, Not Mecca tells the collective story of syncretism—of Central Asia—from the perspective not of the fauna but rather the flora. More topographic, if not transcendent, an autobiography of the region’s fruits (from the persimmon to the mulberry, from the melon to the pomegranate) performs an etymological enema on triangulation. A platform of fruits—to read, experience, and taste—offers a third way, blessed between the two major geopolitical heavyweights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: communism and Islam.' - from Slavs and Tatars' website
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