"Feu" was shown on this week

the comments raised by the question exploded the records, the reactions to welcoming refugees and migrants are what they are, luckily a few are positive are showing solidarity.


the film that I am working on will be shown at EKKM at TOLM
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en juin, le film est présenté sur le site pointligneplan:



the film will be screened within the festival Les Rencontres 
at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Theatersaal )
on Thursday June 15 - 3.30PM

Berlin | Haus der Kulturen der Welt | June 13-18, 2017 |



the film is shown at the exhibition curated by Katerina Gregos in Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France

vernissage mercredi 31 mai, 18h30, exposiiton jusqu'au 27 août 2017
commissaire d'exposition: Materina Gregos

à la Kunsthalle de Mulhouse

A World Not Ours is a group exhibition focusing on the current refugee crisis and issues of forced displacement related to the war in Syria as well as other conflict zones. The exhibition began last summer at the Schwarz Foundation’s Art Space Pythagorion, on the island of Samos, Greece. While the first chapter of the exhibition focused on the experience of flight, the precariousness of the journey and the clandestine economy that fuels the plight of the refugees, this iteration at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse will extend its focus to what happens once refugees have reached the ‘promised land’. The exhibition also looks into how European citizens experience the migration crisis.
The exhibition includes a group of artists, photographers, filmmakers and activists who mostly come from the Middle East or South-Eastern Europe, from countries that have experienced war, exodus and perilousness first hand. They have a proximal and intimate relation to trauma and communal experiences of suffering. Deploying diverse practices such as installation, photography, film, video and direct action, the work of the participating artists provides deeper insight into the plight of the refugees and points to the complex roots of the situation, while contextualising it within the larger global picture.

La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, centre d’art contemporain
La Fonderie
16 rue de la Fonderie
F- 68093 Mulhouse Cedex


Ebamugavad teadmised Ida-Euroopa kunstis/Eastern European art as Difficult Knowledge

17. mail kl 15:00 kuni 19:00 EKKMis

Ebamugavad teadmised Ida-Euroopa kunstis

Seminar EKKMis (Eesti Kaasaege Kunsti Muuseumis) 17. mail 2017 kell 15.00. Osalejad: Eleonore de Montesquiou, Liisa Kaljula, Sezgin Boynik ja Solvita Krese. Modereerivad Margaret Tali ja Tanel Rander. Seminar toimub inglise keeles. 

Seminari modereerivad Margaret Tali ja Tanel Rander.

Seminar toimub 17. mail kl 15:00 kuni 19:00 EKKMis (Põhja pst 35, Tallinn).


Eastern European art as Difficult Knowledge

Seminar in EKKM (Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia) at 3 PM, 17.05.2017. Participants: Eleonore de Montesquiou, Liisa Kaljula, Sezgin Boynik, Solvita Krese. Moderators: Margaret Tali and Tanel Rander. The presentations and discussion will be held in English.

Departing from the book “Archives and Disobedience. Changing Tactics of Visual Culture in Eastern Europe”, the seminar will take some of its strands of thinking further and focus on Eastern European art and the idea of 'difficult knowledge'. Difficult knowledge is confrontational knowing called about by images or facts which are difficult to place, and which can leave us with feelings of confusion, disorientation, an unknowing about how to go on. The concept originates from the work of Canadian education scholar and museologist Roger I. Simon and has been later developed by several scholars.

Eleonore de Montesquiou will share her new project in process realized about and with the refugees who are currently interned in Estonia. She will discuss the ways the border between Estonia and Russia has remained a crucial point for many people, and draw parallels with the way it has been crossed during the past century by those fleeing the Soviet Russia.

Solvita Krese will discuss the heritage of George Soros in the Eastern European contemporary art by focusing on the context of Latvia and the way it presents a difficult knowledge for the art field. How could one approach the Soros archives critically?

Sezgin Boynik will speak about his book “Nationalism and Contemporary Art: Critical Reader” (2016) co-edited with Minna Henriksson, its context and inspirations. This reader aimed to problematize how contemporary art contributed to nationalistic ideologies. He will also discuss the role of exhibitions representing the Balkans in the wake of the 2000s and the way they have contributed to understanding art.

Liisa Kaljula will discuss her experiences of her 3-months research stay at the Norton and Nancy Dodge’s collection in New Jersey, an outstanding collection of Eastern European art which was taken out from the Soviet Union piece by piece. She sees the collection as inspiring and despairing at the same time.

The seminar will be moderated by Margaret Tali and Tanel Rander.

The seminar will take place on 17th May from 15:00 to 19:00 at EKKM (Põhja pst 35, Tallinn)

The seminar has been supported by Estonian Culture Endowment and MTÜ Sada Paplit.



Tanja Ostojic organised various screenings for JURMALA

In the UK

From the plight of Mediterranean migrants to the story of a block of marble from a Chinese quarry, this is a survey of the state of artists’ film across the planet, featuring Adrian Paci, Cengiz Tekin, Laura Horelli, Nina Lassila, Agnese Luse, Eléonore de Montesquiou and more. The mood is more documentary than poetic, surely reflecting the sobriety of our strange days.Whitechapel Art Gallery, E1, 30 May to 30 July

in Istambul: 
Jurmala in the frame of the 10th anniversary of the Artists Film International project during 2017 at a number of venues around the world including the following institutions:
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia, Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul, Afghanistan, Fundacion PRÓA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, Hanoi/DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Russia, Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, Germany, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, Project 88, Mumbai, India, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.

numerous reviews...