“032C x SLAVS & TATARS SUMMER TOUR: MOSCOW, ZURICH, WARSAW, NEW YORK”
JULY 18 2009 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, WARSAW, POLAND
SLAVS & TATARS will present 79/89/09, an intimate visual, oral, and written study of two key dates – 1979 and 1989 – in order to better understand our current environment in 2009. Commissioned by 032c, the first installment of this project discusses the events of Tehran in 1979. Considered to be the second most important date of the 20th century after the 1917 Russian Revolution, the revolution of 1979 has similarly shaped both global ideological issues (Islam’s confrontation with modernity) and regional concerns (the Middle East) over the past 30 years and beyond. An exploration of contemporary archives and documents, the talk collides the intimacies of recollection with the polemics of politics across themes such as monobrows, monotheism, The Beach Boys, and mirror mosaics.
79/89/09 was first presented at Moscow’s Triumph Gallery in April, followed by Zurich’s Corner College in June, before making its way to the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in WARSAW on July 18th, moderated by Agnieszka Kurant. Tehran 1979 is currently featured in 032c’s summer issue (17), and the project’s second installment – the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe– will be printed in the upcoming winter issue. 79/89/09 will also be exhibited in an 032c group show at the new Goethe Institut in New York this autumn.