Scott A. Sant'Angelo is founder and owner of Arkitip, Inc., a contemporary fine art publisher. He is also a prominent photographer, curator, gallerist, and marketing consultant in the world of art that he serves.

Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians.

There are pages after pages of work to view and absorb online, one of my favorite is the Kidnapping Mountains exhibition. The installation consists of various-sized peaks, covered with wooden veneers and mirror.

- A mythical and brutal dreamscape, Kidnapping Mountains at Netwerk center of contemporary art looks at the multiplicity of languages, cultural affinities, and identities found in Geography’s case study of complexity otherwise known as the Caucasus. Through printed matter, sculpture, and ritualized topography, the exhibit explores the linguistic, social and political phenomena of a region swinging between the extremes of realpolitik and science fiction.

Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.