Tanja Ostojic

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It’s a decidedly vulnerable act many of us have experienced: the frantic search for something in your bag, bent over or on your knees in airport or a train station, personal articles spread out around you as you hunt for missing keys or passport, maybe trying to keep certain items hidden—tampons, condoms, echoes of bodies and sexuality deemed too personal for public exposure. Berlin-based artist Tanja Ostojić’s ongoing project , first performed in Zagreb in 2009, centers on a simple but... [more]
Does the Personal and the Political Make For Good Art?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Mária Bartuszová, Valie Export, Tomislav Gotovac, Sanja Ivekovic, Sejla Kameric, Bela Kolárová, KwieKulik, Denisa Lehocká, Ulrike Lienbacher, Natalia LL, Dorit Margreiter, Tanja Ostojic, Hans Scheirl, Katerina Sedá, Artur Zmijewski at Austrian Cultural Forum New York September 23rd, 2008 - November 29th, 2008
Posted 10/26/08
is perhaps a year too late, and after having endured the plethora of feminist-inspired exhibitions (some very good and some very bad) in and around New York City during 2007, I question the importance of yet another. One could argue that what makes this exhibit different is its focus on central Europe, a traditionally neglected region in the canon of art history. The curator of the exhibit, in all the didactic materials, emphasizes the political and social climate that has shaped gender and... [more]
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