Participants: Kristina Norman, Liina Siib, Núria Güell, Tanja Ostojić
How have artists and activist groups formulated strategies for connecting with the experiences of ordinary people and the zeitgeist of present-day protests? Witnessing the dramatic rise of global socio-economic inequality, within nations and between nations, in this conversation we investigate how artists have pushed against powerful institutions and governments.
Kristina Norman is an artist and documentary maker based in Tallinn. Norman uses a research-based approach to examine issues that are deeply immersed in the political contexts of her native Estonia.
Liina Siib is known for her photography, video and installation works based on extensive research, archive material, interviews, and collaborations. She teaches Contemporary Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Núria Güell uses her artwork for political and social activism, believing that art holds the power to create a more democratic society. Through installation, writing, performance, and video, Güell rethinks the ethics practiced by the large institutions that govern our society and suggests alternative methodologies.
Tanja Ostojić is a feminist performance artist. Her work draws inspiration from her own experience as a non-European Union citizen, a traveler, and a female artist. Ostojić has lived in Serbia, Slovenia, France, and Germany, but refuses to claim any particular nationality.