Slavs and Tatars

I Utter Other

Salt Beyoğlu

October 10, 2014 18.30

Slavs and Tatars, I Utter Other, lecture-performance, 2014 Slavs and Tatars, <i>I Utter Other</i>, performatif sunum, 2014
Slavs and Tatars, I Utter Other, lecture-performance, 2014

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

What does it mean for one east to look at another one? Can the romanticized romanticize? From Poles in the service of the Tsar to Persian Presbyterians, I Utter Other looks at the curious case of Slavic Orientalism in the Russian Empire and early USSR.

Slavic Orientalism offers a crucial counterpoint if not antecedent to the received wisdom of Saidian Orientalism. Despite the radical transition from Tsarism to Bolshevism, the study of the East in the East complicates notions of identity politics and knowledge in the service of power, offering a coherent post-colonial critique some 60 years avant la lettre.

This talk is organized in collaboration with the project Migrating University of Adam Mickiewicz, October 18-19, at the Museum of Adam Mickiewicz in Tarlabaşı, İstanbul. The talk will be held in English.

Slavs and Tatars’ work Mother Tongues and Father Throats (2012) is currently included in the exhibition Into the Country at SALT Ulus until November 1.

Wydarzenie realizowane w ramach programu kulturalnego obchodów 600-lecia polsko-tureckich stosunków dyplomatycznych w 2014 roku.

This event is organized as part of the 2014 cultural program celebrating 600 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland.