— PHILOSOPHY OF
10th International Conference and Exhibition
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology
TANJA VUJINOVIĆ, KEYNOTER
Tanja Vujinović is a new media, visual and sound artist who has exhibited artworks internationally for 25 years while exploring subjects of play, identity, and synthetic Other using virtual reality, digital sculpture, game engines, and electronic music.
AvantGarden Bios7 is an artwork-organism made of digital artifacts and human visitors. It is a living rave ecosystem, a biome made of live music and moving bodies. Moving away from polarizing daily politics by being all-inclusive and non-judgmental, raves teach us tolerance, rethinking reality, and re-inscribing new potential models of structuring society in coexistence, and liberation. The beat of the drum, like in some primordial trance state, connects us, and creates the pulsating space with repetitive trance-inducing and mind-lifting experience of the self in a multitude of vibration flows. Moments, one by one, crystalize in time, so we do remember these time units as significant on the time-space grids or our lives.
Tanja Vujinović graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, was a guest student at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture from the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper.
Since 1997 she exhibited at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver, Kunsthaus Meran, the Medienturm International Forum in Graz, the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana, Museum Fondation Vasarely in Aix en Provence, Künstlerhaus in Vienna and elsewhere. Her works have been presented at festivals, such as ISEA2009, The 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Ars Electronica Linz, Kinetica Art Fair in London, the Spor Festival in Arhus, the Zeppelin Sound Art Festival in Barcelona, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo and FILE RIO in Rio de Janeiro.
Her latest cycle of new media artworks called AvantGarden is all about nature and technology, exploring a variety of subjects like the fountain of youth or garden of Eden, emergence of synthetic materials or relationships in social VR spaces, and rave culture.