Payam co-founded Slavs and Tatars with Kasia Korczak in 2006. Since then, the art collective has exhibited in some of the world’s most celebrated museums including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since 2006, art collective Slavs and Tatars has presented a distinctive and kaleidoscopic vision of Eurasia—a geography that co-founder Payam Sharifi prefers to define as “the area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China.” Over the last, complicated decade, for example, the collective’s multidisciplinary projects have oscillated between the outlandish and the poignant: It has translated satirical 1930s cartoons from Azerbaijan, documented unlikely confluences in Iran and Poland’s economic, social, political, religious and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.