Mountains of Wit

Screenprint on oversized sweater, 100% cotton
€150 ︎ Add to Crate S, M, L, XL

Горе от Ума (Gore ot Uma, meaning ‘woe from wit’) is a famous 19th century play about Moscow manners by Aleksander Griboyedov, a close friend of Pushkin’s and diplomat to the Tsar in the Caucasus. By changing the ‘e’ in the original Russian title to an ‘Ы’, a quintessentially Russian letter, the title becomes Mountains of Wit, and the urban premise of the original work is hijacked by a Caucasian setting equally imaginative and apposite.

Commissioned in 2022 by Irina Popiashvili, Tbilisi.