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 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Checked Out Why is hotel art so boring? Arts & Culture Issue 49 Cult Rooms The history—and future—of Luna Luna Park. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Last Night What did gallerist Selma Modéer Wiking do with her evening? Arts & Culture Issue 47 Thanks, I Hate It How to give feedback to art friends.