Intimate Passports

The Subversive Performances of Tanja Ostojić

in Aspasia
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  • 1 University of Massachusetts Lowell jehannemarie _gavarini@uml.edu
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The article explores the artwork of Tanja Ostojić, an interdisciplinary artist from Serbia who uses performance art to examine social and political issues. Ostojić in particu- lar expresses the migrant woman’s perspective when facing today’s world of political and economic inequities. With caustic humor, the artist examines who occupies cen- ter positions and who remains in the margins. Ostojić’s subversive performances blur the boundaries between art and life. Her use of her own body, personal history, and identity reflects a feminist perspective. Placing Ostojić’s work in the longer history of performance art, this article analyzes how this provocative artist pushes the boundar- ies of art and culture by denouncing the power dynamics that rule exclusive systems such as the Western-dominated art world and the European Union.

Aspasia

The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

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