Slavs and Tatars
When in Rome

engraved travertine, coloured glass, Euro coins, 96 x 128 cm. Edition of 3 + 1 AP

A deliberate slippage of terminology allows for a moment that is equally commemorative and confused. Coins are offered, not for beggars, but believers as is often found strewn across icons of Orthodox Christianity. If modernity is the totalizing project of the 20th century, one that doesn’t allow for failure, one where expediency trumps reflection, perhaps the gypsy offers the possibility of escape, from the tyranny of the past and present.