Slavs and Tatars
2016, offset print on chromolux gold paper, 68,5 x 48 cm, ed. 25 + 5 A.P.
The Trakai cucumber, famed for its high-sugar content, hails from the city of the same name in Lithuania. Brought to the Baltics and Poland by Crimean Karaites, an anti-rabbinical sect of Jews who emigrated with the Tatars during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Slavs and Tatars call for a rescue of the 400-year-old cucumber which sadly didn’t survive the second World War.