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Open Call for participants for Misplaced Women? performance art workshop with Tanja Ostojić in Berlin, January 22-24 2018, hosted by Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz

In Berlin, News, Workshops on December 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

This is the Open Call for participants of “Misplaced Women?” 3-day-long  performance art workshop in the public space with Tanja Ostojić, January 22-24 2018, hosted by Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, in Berlin, Germany:

Participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience that can commit to be present for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome including the students of the Kunstakademie Berlin Weissensee, but we particularly encourage those who are interested in issues of migration, representations of gender and art in the public realm. Participants are invited and encouraged to share and exchange about experiences and issues of migration, displacement, exposure and privilege, and to enact the “Misplaced Women?”. The workshop is free of charge, and tea and coffee will be provided, but due to limited numbers we ask participants to apply.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 20 2017.

Outcomes will be presented to the public at the end of the third day of the workshop at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz and included on the Misplaced Women? project website.

This workshop is a part of the program ‘Body in the City‘ – a series of inquiries between the borders of public and private spaces in relation to the body and its temporalities, initiated by Sajan Mani.

Please reed about the project and see more workshop and application relevant details below.

About the project:  Misplaced Women? is an art project by Tanja Ostojić that consists of performances, performance series, workshops and delegated performances, ongoing since 2009, including contributions by international artists, students and people from divers backgrounds. Within this project we embody and enact some of everyday life activity that signifies a displacement as common to transients, migrants, war and disaster refugees, as it is to the itinerant artists travelling the world to earn their living. Those performances are continuing themes of migration, desired mobility, and relations of power and vulnerability in regards to the mobile and in the first line female body as in numerous previous works of mine.

Participants are invited to perform Misplaced Women? and to share there experiences on the web blog and during public discussions. Locations for performances suggested include migration specific places: train stations, airports, borders, underground, police stations, refugee camps, specific parks, prisons, etc. Contributions are posted in the form of images, notes, stories or videos to the projects blog: https://misplacedwomen.wordpress.com/

About the workshop leader:  Tanja Ostojić is a renowned Berlin based, Yugoslavian born performance and interdisciplinary artist whose artworks engage with feminism and migration politics. She includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and integration of the recipient define approaches in her work. Since 1994 she presented her work in numerous exhibitions, festivals and venues around the world. She has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas.

About the workshop:  “Misplaced Women?” project involves the unpacking of a suitcase, plastic bag, handbag or similar in a public sphere which signifies a displacement, as the everyday experience of transients, migrants, homeless, war and disaster refugees. The workshop aims to familiarise the participants with the topic and to stimulate an interventions in the public space.

The first part of the workshop is informing the participants about the project and encourages discussions about the aims of the project.

During the second part of the workshop the participants are invited to enact live performances and interventions in the streets and parks of Weissensee or other parts of Berlin. The workshop aims to provide space for discussion of topics like traveling, identity, illegality, homelessness, security, privat space/ public space, etc.

The notes and reflections involving from the workshop will be gathered in the form of text, drawings, photos, videos and small interventions. Also, we will document the public performances as well. The workshop results will be presented at the end of day 3, in the Kunstahalle am Hamburger Platz in Berlin Weissensee Public Presentation on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018, that will be folioed with Q&A and discussion, from 17-19h, and all the workshop participants will take part in the presentation.

Outcomes will be presented to the public at the end of the third day of the workshop at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz and included on the Misplaced Women? project website

Dates of the workshop:     January 22-24, 2018.

Monday -Tuesday, January 22 and 23:

Workshop from 10-13h

Wednesday, January 24:

Workshop from 15-19h

(including the public presentation with Q&A and discussion: 17-19h)

Deadline for application is Wednesday, December 20 2017.

Who can apply:  Students of the Kunstakademie Berlin Weissensee and participants of all backgrounds that can commit to be present for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome. The event is free of charge, but due to limited numbers we ask participants to apply. Please send an email to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de with the subject Misplaced Women? and write a short motivational and biographical paragraph.

Organised by: 

Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz

Gustav-Adolf Straße 140

13086 Berlin

kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de

 

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Performance by Sigrid Pawelke, at the occasion of Tanja Ostojić´s  Misplaced Women? workshop at the School of Visual Arts at Aix-en-Provence, France. (Photo: T. Ostojić)

Misplaced Man?

“Misplaced Man?” Performed by Anastasio William at FNAC, shopping district of Aix-en-Provence, France on December 16, 2015, in the frame of Tanja Ostojić´s Misplaced Women? workshop in the School of Visual Arts at Aix-en-Provence

 

 

Additional links:  

 Misplaced Women? project   

Tanja Ostojić, books

 

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Open Call for participants for Misplaced Women? performance workshop with Tanja Ostojić in London UK, December 13-14, 2016 hosted by Live Art Development Agency

In London, News, Workshops on October 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

This Open Call for participants of Misplaced Women? performance workshop with Tanja Ostojić in London UK, December 13-14, 2016 hosted by Live Art Development Agency:

Participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome, but we particularly encourage those who are interested in issues of migration, representations of gender and art in the public realm.

The workshop is free and tea/coffee and lunch will be provided. We are able to contribute to travel costs for participants who are based outside London. The deadline for applications is Friday 4 November.

Outcomes will be presented to the public at the end of the second day of the workshop at the Live Art Development Agency and included on the Misplaced Women? project website.

Please reed about the project and see more application relevant details at the following link:

http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/open-call-for-participants-for-misplaced-women-workshop

Good luck and looking forward to collaborate with you in London!

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Marija Jevtić, Tanja Ostojić, Sunčica Šido and Nela Antonović performing Misplaced Women? inside the Info Park, Central Bus station Belgrade, Serbia, as one of the group performances in public spaces in Belgrade, conducted on October 29, 2015, during Misplaced Woman? workshop with Tanja Ostojić, thematising solidarity with the refuges on the Balkan route. Organised as a part of the From Diaspora to Diversity, Remont, Belgrade, Serbia. Photo: Lidija Antonović.

“MISPLACED WOMEN?” installation is on exhibit at the Feminism Is Politics! exhibition curated by Olga Kopenkina, in Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, September 28–November 23, 2016.

In New York, News on September 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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Misplaced Women? installation view at  Feminism Is Politics!, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

“MISPLACED WOMEN?”  

Performance series 2009–2016 / Project’s Archive, mixed media installation include:

 “Misplaced Women?” Performance by Tanja Ostojić
1-channel digital video, 28:16min, 2016
Video recording of the performance in Göteborg International Airport, Sweden.
September 2, 2015. Live Action 10

Tanja Ostojić / Marta Nitecka Barche: “Misplaced Women?”
Banner 49,5 X 181,5 cm, 2016, Canvas, marker, embroidery

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21 photographs from the following performances:
1) Performance by Hyla Willis. Central train station Zagreb, Croatia, June, 25, 2009, during the PSi conference Zagreb. Photo: subRosa.
2) Delegated performance by Valentina Medda , during festival Performa. White Box, New York City. November 21, 2009, 5 pm, New York time.
3) Performance by Tanja Ostojić, November 21, 2009, 11 pm Berlin time (5pm New York time, simultaneously with Valentina Medda), at the Tegel airport Berlin, Germany. Photos: DNK.
4) “Misplace Women?” sign held by Wai Wai at the arrival section, Zürich International Airport, Switzerland, October 25, 2012. Photo: Tanja Ostojić.
5) ”Misplace Women?” sign held by Amy Bryzgel, on Aberdeen International Airport, Scotland, March 31, 2015. Photo: Tanja Ostojić.
6) “Misplaced Women? Marking the City.” Performance by Kwestan Jamal Bawan at Western Union, Bergen, Norway, November 2, 2011 at 12:55.pm. Organised by Stiftelsen 3,14. Photo: Mariel Lødum.
7) Performance by Tanja Ostojić on the Bergen International Airport. November 8, 2011. Production: Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway. Photos: Jannicke Olsen.
8) Performance by Sigrid Pawelke, (during the “Missplaced Women?” workshop conducted by Tanja Ostojić). Shopping district, Aix-en-Provence, France, December 16, 2015. Photos: Tanja Ostojić.
9) Performance by Anaïs Clercx, at Préfecture d’Aix-en-Provence / Police headquarters, City of Aix-en-Provence, France, during the “Missplaced Women?” workshop with Tanja Ostojić. December 16, 2015. Photo: Tanja Ostojić.
10) Performance by Ashley McNaughton on Torry bridge, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, during the “Misplaced Woman?” workshop with Tanja Ostojić in Torry neighbourhood, organised as a part of the Aberdeen Festival of Politics 2016. March 10, 2016. Photo: Renée Slater.
11) Performances by Kirsty Russell and Marta Nitecka Barche in front of the public library in Torry, as a part of “Misplaced Woman?” workshop with Tanja Ostojić during the Aberdeen Festival of Politics 2016. March 10, 2016. Other participants: Amy Bryzgel, Caroline Gausden, Sarah Jackson, Karolina Kubik, Angela Margaret Main, Ashley McNaughton, Marta Nitecka Barche, Tanja Ostojić, Kirsty Russell, Francesco Sani, Renée Slater, Gabriel Tracy, Rowan Young and many other amassing people. Photo: Renée Slater.
Performance by Tanja Ostojić on the La Grand Escalier de la Gare du 12) Saint Charles / railway station, Marseille, France 2013. Participants: Helen Averley, Alix Denambride, Robyn Hambrook, Tanja Ostojić, Kim Mc Cafferty, Jane Kay Park, Emma Edvige Ungaro and Patricia Verity. Production: Préavis de Désordre Urbain and Red Plexus, Marselle. Photos: Anne Carles.
13) Performance by Tanja Ostojić, Göteborg city center tram station, Sweden, September 4, 2015. Production: Live Action 10, Photo: Xiao Lu.
14) Marija Jevtić, Tanja Ostojić, Suncica Šido and Nela Antonović performing “Misplaced Women?” inside the Info Park, Central Bus station Belgrade, Serbia, as one of the group performances in public spaces in Belgrade, conducted on October 29, 2015, during “Misplaced Woman?” workshop with Tanja Ostojić, thematising solidarity with the refuges on the Balkan route. Organised as a part of the From Diaspora to Diversity, Remont, Belgrade, Serbia. Participants: Nela Antonović, Gorana Bačevac, Tatjana Beljinac, Tamara Bijelić, Jelena Dinić, Irena Đukanović, Milica Janković, Marija Jevtić, Nadežda Kirćanski, Irena Mirković, Bojana Radenović, Sanja Solunac, Sunčica Šido. Photo: Lidija Antonović.
15) Performance by Tanja Ostojić on the Central bus station in Varaždin, Croatia, Jun 11, 2016. Production: Dani performansa, Varaždin, Croatia. Photo: Vedran Hunjek.

Written stories by:
Helen Averley, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Marta Nitecka Barche, Aberdeen, Scotland
Anaïs Clercx, Marseille, France
Mmakgosi Kgabi, Gaborone, Botswana
Tanja Ostojić, Berlin, Germany
Sigrid Pawelke, Aix-en-Provence, France
Jasmina Tešanović, women without homeland, who lives and works on-line.

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I am pleased that our installation has been set up so well and I am grateful to all the participants for all your generous contributions to the project!!! – Tanja Ostojić

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Feminism Is Politics! is an inquiry into what is conceptualized by feminists and queer/lesbians in the 21st century as New Feminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address the feminist position in action and redefine the notion of “political” within the new millennium’s paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.

Artists included: 

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz
Bureau of Melodramatic Research
Melanie Cervantes
Regina José Galindo
Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
Victoria Lomasko
Liza Morozova
Mujeres Públicas
Tanja Ostojić
YES! Association / Föreningen JA!
Anna Zvyagintseva

More about the exhibition: https://www.pratt.edu/events/exhibitions/pratt-manhattan-gallery/

Press review in Serbian, Missplaced Women? at Götheborg Airport / Novinarski prikaz performansa na Medjunarodnom aerodromu u Geteborgu

In News, Reviews on September 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

Press review in Serbian, Missplaced Women? at Götheborg Airport / Novinarski prikaz performansa na Medjunarodnom aerodromu u Geteborgu

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http://www.seecult.org/vest/tanja-ostojic-na-live-action

Tanja Ostojić na Live Action
Fri, 09/04/2015

Umetnica Tanja Ostojić iz Srbije, koja živi i radi u Berlinu, učestvuje sa grupom internacionalnih umetnika na festivalu performansa “Live Action” u Geteborgu, na kojem predstavlja nove verzije radova “Misplaced Women?” i “Naked Life” koji su deo njenih dugogodišnjih istraživanja teme migracije, odnosno diskriminacije određenih društvenih grupa.

Novi performans iz serijala “Misplaced Women?” Tanja Ostojić je izvela 2. septembra na međunarodnom aerodromu u Geteborgu, na terminalu za dolaske, gde je oko 45 minuta vadila i potom vraćala celokupan sadržaj svoja dva kofera – ručnog prtljaga i torbe za kozmetiku.

Svaki predmet je pojedinačno vadila iz kofera, te potom vraćala, prikazujući svakodnevne životne aktivnosti koje su karakteristične za raseljenje ljude – migrante, izbeglice, ali i umetnike koji su primorani da putuju po svetu kako bi zaradili za život.

Tanja Ostojić, Misplaced Women?, aerodrom Geteborg, 2.9.2015, produkcija Live Action, foto: Li Qi Jian

Umetnica time nastavlja dugogodišnje istraživanje problematike migracija, mobilnosti, kao i odnosa moći i ranjivosti ženskog tela u tim procesima, koje je karakteristično i za njene ranije radove.

Performanse Tanje Ostojić iz serijala “Misplaced Women?”, koji je započet još 2009. godine, izvode i volonterke koje na javnim mestima raspakuju i ponovo pakuju svoje kofere na različitim javnim mestima. Tanja Ostojić pozvala je sve koji žele da izvode performans “Misplaced Women?” da podele svoje iskustvo na sajtu tog projekta, kao i u javnim diskusijama, a kao lokacije za izvođenje sugerisala je železničke stanice, ženske kuće, izbegličke kampove za ljude bez isprava, tržne centre, aerodrome, stanice metroa…

Tanja Ostojić, Misplaced Women?, Marsej, 20.9.2013, uz učešće: Jane Kay Park, Emma-Edvige Ungaro, Alix Denambride, Kim Mc Cafferty, Robyn Hambrook, Helen Averley Patricia Verity i Tanja Ostojić

U okviru festivala Live Action, koji se održava deseti put, Tanja Ostojić izvešće i novu verziju performansa iz takođe dugogodišnjeg serijala “Naked Life” koji je fokusiran na diskriminaciju Roma. Tanja Ostojić trenutno, kako je rekla za SEEcult.org, istražuje dugu istoriju diskriminacije Roma u Švedskoj – od 18. veka do danas, uključujući holokaust i prinudnu sterilizaciju romskih žena za vreme socijalizma u Švedskoj.

Tanja Ostojić će performans “Naked Life 4” izvesti 6. septembra u večernjem programu festivala “Live Action”, na kojem učestvuje sa još sedmoro umetnika iz različitih delova sveta.

Umetnici su pozvani da simultano predstave svoje radove u javnom prostoru u različitim delovima Geteborga, a među njima su Jörgen Svensson iz Švedske, Pekka Kainulainen (Finska), Chuyia Chia (Švedska/Malezija), Bonnie Tchien (Tajvan), Sioban Mullen (Velika Britanija), Yann Marussich (Švajcarska), Julien Blaine (Francuska), Lu Xiao (Kina) i Ali Al-Fatlawi i Wathiq Al-Ameri (Irak/Švajcarska).

Osnovna ideja festivala Live Action je da predstavi umetnost performansa u javnom prostoru, koji koriste građani u svakodnevnom životu, svi imaju pravo pristupa i pripada svima.

*Foto na vrhu: Tanja Ostojić, Misplaced Women?, aerodrom Geteborg, 2.9.2015, produkcija Live Action, foto: Li Qi Jian

(SEEcult.org)

Misplaced Women? Performance Workshop News

In Aberdeen, News, Workshops on April 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Original review from University of Aberdeen:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/history-art/news/7510/

Workshop with Tanja Ostojic

On April 1st, the renowned Serbian feminist performance artist Tanja Ostojic visited the University of Aberdeen and gave a workshop about Misplaced Women?. Over twenty students and staff from disciplines such as Film & Visual Culture, History of Art, Scandinavian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and sculpture and critical theory at Robert Gordon University participated. Ostojic introduced the Misplaced Women? project, and then gave attendees the opportunity to try it for themselves. Misplaced Women? is a delegated performance, which means that while the artist is the author of the overall concept or idea, others may enact the performance based on those ideas. Ostojic’s original performance for the project involved her unpacking the entire contents of her suitcase in a migrant-sensitive public space – for example, an airport or the a public square. Others who choose to enact the performance can also unpack a suitcase or bag, or perform a similar action, but the idea of the action should be related to the overall concept of Misplaced Women?, which probes the phenomenon of migration by putting the performer in the position of individuals who are often deprived of their own personal or private space.
At the University of Aberdeen workshop, a range of solutions were found, with participants displaying their personal items in unique and original ways – on desks, floors and coatracks. Some who didn’t have a bag with them chose to examine personal and private space from a different angle – one student removed her shoes and laid on the floor, demarcating the area around her as private, as opposed to public space.
The workshop was a great success, and enabled those will little or no experience in performance to try it out in a safe space. The projects will be developed out into the public space of Aberdeen and beyond, so be on the lookout for Misplaced Women on the steps, streets and sidewalks of the city!
You can follow the project on the website: https://misplacedwomen.wordpress.com which already includes one performance that took place in Aberdeen – at the Airport, when Amy Bryzgel picked up the artist upon her arrival. Photos from the workshop and the projects that resulted from it will be soon to follow.

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