Yevgeniy Fiks

Reading corner

The viewer is invited to read through several books related to the exhibition. For example, Fiks’ s Mother Tongue, a book both about and written in Soviet-era Russian gay argot. In the book, this is conceptualised as a literary language fit for the production of high culture, including written literature. The book includes a linguistic introduction to Soviet-era Russian gay argot and a collection of conceptual poetry written by Fiks in that language.