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Exhibition "Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić"

Our alumna Tanja Ostojić presents in a solo exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade her project "Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić":  

"Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić" (2011–17) is a long-term interdisciplinary participatory research project in which online social media networks as well as collaborations with women sharing the same first name and family name have been utilised. The name-sisters are of diverse nationalities, diverse ages, different levels of education, professions, social backgrounds and life experiences, but all of them are able to communicate in the Serbo-Croatian language and they or their parents originate from the SFRY. 
Through personalised sociological research, interviews and direct social and creative exchange, the Berlin-based artist Tanja Ostojić creates maps that document the ways in which over 30 project participants―33 name-sisters—have migrated (during and after the war, or for economic reasons), and which identity and gender issues concern them. One of the projects portrays the labour conditions of the name sisters including unemployment, underpay and exploitation. The exhibition has a number of sections including sociological research archive, collective and individual art works produced in creative workshops, photo and video documentation from gatherings that took place. The works in terracotta were created in 2013 at the symposium TERRA in Kikinda, whereas the works in the technique of documentary embroidery were made in collaboration with the Belgrade-based artist Vahida Ramujkić at workshops organised on the premises of the Goethe-Institut Belgrade in January 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka, March 2017, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb in April 2017. 

6 June to 31 July 2017

Museum of Comtemporary Art Belgrad – MoCAB Salon
Pariska St. 14
11000 Belgrad  

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