Dear students, the seminar on tuesday will start at 2pm.
We`re happy to have Tanja Ostojić as a guest! She will give a Lecture Performance called:
“Crossing Borders: Development of Different Artistic Strategies”
Tanja Ostojić, born 1972 in Yugoslavia (Serbia), is an independent performance, interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist based in Berlin. She studied art in Belgrade and Nantes.
Ostojic directly familiarized herself with popular border crossings strategies that migrants have been using for decades. In order to take her own rights that she has been restricted from by EU migration laws, she explicitly applied strategies of provoking public sphere and of violation of law, to gain the right to move freely and live and work in Shengenia. Ostojić includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistc researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning, humour and integration of the recipient define the approach in her work.
Her series of works entitled Integration Project summarizes experiences and investigations related to the situation of being a women immigrant in Germany. The preceding project Looking for a Husband with EU Passport was an initial key frame that themathises gender politics and capitalism and describes the collision between isolation, poverty and the EU policies of exclusion: to obtain a residence permit for the EU she posted her nude photo on the Internet in search of an EU passport holder interested in marriage. The wedding as an act in the media of law followed a brief meeting in Belgrade.
Ostojić includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning, humour and integration of the recipient define the approach in her work.
Ostojic Performed in 2010 in: Spoken World Festival, Kaaitheater Brussels, Critcal Complicity Bolzano and Girl Monster, Kampnagel, Hamburg. In 2009: on: PSi conference in Zagreb, Re.act.feminism, Berlin, Performa NYC; as well earlier at: Venice Biennale (2001), ICA London (1999), Manifesta 2 (1998).
Her work has been exhibited most recently at “Esteticas Decolonilaes, ASAB, Bogotá (2010). 2009 & 2010 at Arts Homo Erotica in the National Museum in Warsaw, in Gender Check, MUMOK, Vienna, and Zaheta gallery Warsaw, The social Critique, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Agents & Provocateurs, HWMKV Dortmund and ICA Dunaujvaros, Transitland Europe, Transmediale Berlin and Ludwig Museum Budapest… Her last one women show was in Kunstpavillon Innsbruck in 2008.