The Guardian: The best art of the 21st century
The Guardian listed the best art of the 21st century and our former fellow Tanja Ostojić is on place 23 with her project “Looking for a Husband with EU Passport” (2000-05). Our former visiting professor Tino Sehgal and former member of the Graduate School Hito Steyerl also made it on the list (14 and 15). Congratulations!
Born in the former Yugoslavia, Tanja Ostojić refuses to claim a nationality. In 2000, she advertised online – using a brutal, shaven-headed and naked photograph of herself – for a husband with an EU Passport. Eventually she met and married a German in a performance in Belgrade. With him, she moved to Düsseldorf. Later, the couple celebrated their divorce. A prescient exploration of how human transactions are conducted online, and using EU law as an artistic medium.