Politically Incorrect


Medium: Stickers

Cooperation with: Est-Ouest festival, Die, France

This provocative work consisted of a series of politically incorrect sentences describing ethnic relations in the Caucasus region. They were based on well-known sayings and jokes that are widely shared within each ethnic group, but never discussed outside one’s own circle. These sentences were printed on stickers in Russian and French, which were put on festival posters across the town during the Est-Ouest festival in Die, a small town in France.


That year the festival was about the Caucasus, and there were representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia from the fields of culture and agriculture. 


These sentences caused large turbulence – the stickers were torn down, and there was a meeting called to jointly discuss this work and how some participants' feelings were hurt by it.