Interview with Andrej Tišma:
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"Denn auch durch Kunst kann eine Gesellschaft geheilt werden" - Interview mit Andrej Tišma
Interview with Andrej Tišma: "By Art as well Society Can Be Healed"

Author(s): Andreas Bösche
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Südosteuropa Gesellschaft e.V.

Summary/Abstract: In September 2011 the Serbian performance, mail and internet artist Andrej Tišma visited Bremen to join the opening of his first solo exhibition in Germany “food in context”. On this occasion Tišma, who lives and works in Novi Sad, was interviewed by Andreas Bösche. In the talk Tišma expressed remarkable and fascinating statements about the milestones of his artistic career, starting in socialist Yugoslavia and leading him to communist Czechoslovakia for further education. Back in his hometown Novi Sad, Tišma became not only a witness of the living conditions in a socialist country. Supported by the strong assistance of his multi-ethnic family he also developed an outstanding moralistic view on the world and society in general. This had a deep impact on his art. The desire to “heal” society made him develop work and performances that should help people in their daily life, but also in times of major troubles. In this context Tišma talks about his anti-war performances, for example the “objava mira” performance in Sremski Karlovci during the war in Croatia. Even today he turns out to be a brave and imperturbable artist who tries to influence fatal developments in Serbia and worldwide through his work.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 48-57
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German