#9 Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić – Tanja Ostojić
With Dr. Suzana Milevska, Tanja Ostojić and Tatjana Tanja Ostojić
“Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić”, book in English, first published in 2018 by
Live Art Development Agency, London and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka.
Edited by Tanja Ostojić
With essays and texts by Adèle Eisenstein, Lois Keidan, Suzana Milevska, and Tanja Ostojić
Copy editing by Harriet Curtis and Adèle Eisenstein
This publication is based upon the “Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić” (2011-17), an interdisciplinary participatory research art project by Tanja Ostojić that included academic and artistic research (during Ostojić´s fellowship at the Graduate School, from 2012-2014), five creative workshops, a number of public events, one group performance, and two exhibitions involving more then 30 women.
“Tanja Ostojić is an extraordinary and influential Berlin-based, artist of Serbian origin who, since 1994, has created research-led, performative projects that engage with issues of gender politics and feminism, of migration and displacement, and of labour. ‘Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić’ brings these strands of her practice together in a multi-disciplinary, process-based, transnational project from a network of women around the world all named Tanja Ostojić.”
Lois Keidan, Live Art Development Agency, London
“Most importantly, although transindividuality was always inscribed, its potentiality became visible and comprehensible only through the ‘transformative encounters’, the mutual introductions, and social exchanges during the one-on-one conversations, co-production processes, and public events of the ‘Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić’ project. Thus a new sentiment of solidarity with the same (the name), but different (subjectivity and personality) has emerged. It can be read between the lines of this hypertext, the Lexicon with only one entry: Tanja Ostojić, but with so many homonyms and a number of complex cross-references and interpretations that together create an ethnographic and psycho-geographic hypertext available for further research.”
Dr. Suzana Milevska, art theorist and curator, Skopje
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The series of events is co-funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin and is a cooperation between the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Graduate School at the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) of UdK Berlin.
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