Kitab Kebab (Les Musulmans Soviétiques), 2016

Basel 2016
Three Star Books
Mixed Media
books and skewer
40.0 x 40.0 x 40.0 (cm)
15.7 x 15.7 x 15.7 (inch)
A kebab skewer pierces through a selection of Slavs and Tatars’ books, suggesting not only an analytical and rational but also an affective and digestive approach to text and the very act of reading. Appropriately, this particular skewer is often reserved for the köfte or ground-beef kebab, worthy of the artists’ mashed-up reading list. As opposed to other forms of knowledge–whether the vertical scope traditionally associated with Germanic rigor or Russian depth, or horizontal range of Anglo-American education–Kitab Kebab attempts a lateral or transversal balancing act. ​