Mountain of Tongues

26th May – 17th July

An exhibition investigating the manifestation of language through oral traditions and translations in the Caucasus region. 

Featuring work by; Slavs and Tatars, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Samson Young, Taus Makhacheva, Leila Al-Yousuf and Ryan Heath. 

Celebrating the complexity of distinct languages and cultures in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia, the exhibition is devoted to the transmission of language and knowledge in this strategic geographical area, which Arab geographers called “Jabal Al-Alsun” ( or “Mountain of Languages”). 

In exploring historical narratives and transnational relationships the exhibition expands on identity politics and the varying manifestations of language through the reactivation of certain ideas, behaviours, and thought-processes between Eastern and Western identities.