The gallery space at the newly-designed campus of New York University Abu Dhabi hosts a ‘Mirrors for Princes’ exhibition by Slavs and Tatars – an effect of their few-month-long residency in UAE. Three separate environments of the NYUAD Art Gallery are filled with a range of latest works by the collective. First room has its floor and walls covered with fluffy pink carpet. Being soundproofed like that the space is dominated by sound: a 5-channel and 5-language installation based on fragments of a XI-century Turkish advice literature for the well-born young nobility and future rulers (a genre called ‘mirrors for princes’ during the Middle Ages). The next space creates a rather disco-psychedelic aura, in which a collection of extraordinary objects alluding to hybrid heart/tongue forms or comblike shapes is displayed (another ‘mirrors for princes’ reference – the rituals and symbolics of daily rituals such as combing one’s hair are an important part of the genre). The show is crowned by a library arranged as a tea room offering not only Slavs and Tatars’ publications (the newest of which is entitled – of course – ‘Mirrors For Princes‘) but also a selection of books hand-picked by the collective from the university library.