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Exhibition Opening

Slavs and Tatars: Lecture Performance and Opening Reception


Event Summary

Payam Sharifi's lecture performance "I Utter Other," presented at the Oriental Institute in collaboration with the Renaissance Society, marked the opening of our latest gallery exhibition, MERCZbau. The exhibition featured a new line of "merchandise" designed by the Berlin-based artist collective Slavs and Tatars (which Sharifi co-founded in 2006). At the opening reception, which followed Sharifi's talk, guests enjoyed traditional Ukrainian food, drinks, and music while browsing (and purchasing!) the items on display in the gallery. All proceeds benefited the Scholars at Risk organization.

Photos by Max Herman.