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The Third Line

Slaves and Tatars

Language Arts

SLAVS AND TATARS, installation view of "Language Arts" at The Third Line, Dubai, 2014. Courtesy the artists and The Third Line.

Slavs and Tatars have a way with words and letters. For their first solo show in the Middle East, the research-driven collective directed their language-focused lens on the slippery workings of alphabet politics. In the regions covered in Slavs and Tatars's geographic purview—"the area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China"—languages have been shaped and reshaped

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