Inspired by a policy to separate the Central Asian population of the Soviet Union from Islam, called ‘To Moscow Not Mecca’, Not Moscow Not Mecca chooses not to choose between the two major narratives of the 20th and 21st centuries, that of revolutionary Communism and of political Islam. The Soviet experiment experiment failed, but it was one of the rare collisions of the two movements, without the mediation or triangulation of the West or capitalism. Commissioned for The Station, at Konsthall C, Stockholm.


concrete, paint, 27 x 24 x 23 cm, 2011