2009, Sun, Jun 21

Tanja Ostojic, Serbia/Germany

Immigration Impossible? Politics of Migration in Art


Born 1972 in Belgrade, Tanja Ostojic focuses on the physical fact of migration through a situationist performance. With long-term projects such as "Looking for a Husband with EU Passport" which involves a real wedding, and - later - a "Divorce Party", or "After Courbet" which provoked a scandal when she reenacted the Courbet painting "L'Origine du monde," wearing blue bikini briefs with a circle of yellow stars as a kind of target, obviously referring both to the European Union's enlargement and to Gustave Courbet's renowned painting – she brings reality into art. Tanja Ostojic presents her work in this lecture.