Not far from their studio in Moabit, Kasia Korczak and Payam Sharifi of the artist collective Slavs and Tatars have opened a space for thinkers, writers and creatives: the Pickle Bar. It’s not just a place for discussions and exchange, but a Slavic reinterpretation of a classic aperitivo bar. There, the team serve so-called “Malosolnie Ogurci” pickles (of course) as well as olives and cheese. To drink, there’s wine from Georgia and vodka too. On 14.07.2022, this wonderfully informal space will welcome literary scholar Leah Feldman from the University of Chicago for a workshop entitled “On phenomenologies of radical reading”, part of the space’s current summer program. Using a variety of texts, she’ll explore and discuss with the audience the failures that have allowed right-wing movements and their systems of thought to grow over the past twenty years. Drawing on 20th-century Soviet children’s books, the event explores how best to engage with these artifacts and to re-read and re-interpret them.
Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Joe Clark & Slavs and Tatars
Open for events. 14.07.2022 18.30h “On phenomenologies of radical reading” Workshop with Leah Feldman