Tanja Ostojić, Misplaced Women? La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles, Marseille, France 2013 PHOTO courtesy of the artist
Sunday October 16 2pm
corner of Dundas St W & McCaul St
Misplaced Women? consists of performances, performance series, workshops and delegated performances, ongoing since 2009, including contributions by international artists, students and people from diverse backgrounds. Within this project we embody and enact everyday life activity that signifies a displacement common to transients, migrants, war and disaster refugees, and itinerant artists travelling the world to earn their living. These performances explore themes of migration, desired mobility, relations of power and vulnerability in regards to the mobile, female body.
Tanja Ostojić (b. 1972, Yugoslavia) is a performance and interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist based in Berlin. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and integration of recipients define approaches in her work. Since 1994 her work has been presented in numerous important exhibitions, festivals and venues around the world. She published several books including Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić, Integration Impossible? The Politics of Migration in the Artwork of Tanja Ostojić, Strategies of Success Curator Series, Venice Diary, etc.
Tanja Ostojić, Misplaced Women? excerpt from a 45-minute performance 7a*11d 2016 VIDEO Jasmina Tumbas (embedded from the artist's VImeo page)