New Gallery of Visual Arts | Tanja Ostojic, MIS(S)PLACED WOMEN?
Mis(s)placed Women? is an ongoing collaborative art project started in 2009, consisting of performances and performance art workshops, including contributions by over 160 individuals.
Many of them are artists, mainly identifying themselves as women from diverse backgrounds. Within this project, we embody and enact some of everyday-life’s activities that thematize displacement, known to migrants, refugees, and the itinerant artists traveling the world to earn their living. Those performances deal with migration issues, power relations and vulnerability, particularly concerning the female and transgender bodies, an aspect that figured prominently in my art practice. With this project, on one side, we are investigating privilege by making a distinction between working mobility, forced or desired migration, and how arbitrary laws may apply, and on the other side, exploring diverse public spaces and the invisibility of certain groups within them. (T. Ostojić)
Tanja Ostojić is exhibiting photos, stories, videos, sound, drawings, signs and performance scores from the very rich MIS(S)PLACED WOMEN? participatory art project archives in the form of a multimedia installation, including works from the collection of the MSUV, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in two exhibition venues, live interventions in the public spaces in Belgrade and community gathering that will be presented at CZKD. Tanja Ostojić (born 1972 in Yugoslavia) is an interdisciplinary and performance artist from Belgrade who has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003. She is internationally known as a pioneer of institutional gender critique and for her work in the field of socially and politically engaged feminist art and art in public space. Her artworks have a high level of theoretical reference and have been analyzed and included in numerous books, journals and anthologies.
Ostojić studied sculpture at the University of the Arts Belgrade, Serbia (B.A 1995, MA 1998), visual arts at the École Regionale des Beaux-Arts Nantes, France (1998-99) and received Albert Einstein Research Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research at the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin’s University of the Arts (2012-14).
New Gallery of Visual Arts aims at presenting, documenting and promoting contemporary visual art by female artists from the country and the region.
Even with the signature of female authorship, focus of our every exhibition and the overall program is the attention given to the professional standards of the exhibition and work production and to the highest level of works’ artistic value. Although primarily dedicated to female artists, gallery gives visibility to artworks of male artists as well.
NGVU is conceived as social place that facilitates contemplation and exchange between different protagonists, addressing the audience through elaborate educational program, lectures, workshops and seminars. Our artist in residence program provides accommodation space and working studio in the same venue. Our working studio is also open for interested artists by yearly Open Call for Working Studio.