artwork Virdzina by Bojana Fužinato

Artwork: Virdzina by Bojana Fužinato

Skulptur, 60*40 cm konzeptionell

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About the Artwork

The term Virdžina appears in Bojana's life at the end of the last century, when she got to know the film of the director Srdjan Karanovic, filmed in 1991 in Yugoslavia. The story describes Stevan, a young heir of a family who is lured by the fact that there are too many female children. Stevan’s own family condemns him to live as a boy, although he was born as a girl. His family is actually followed by the custom of “swearing virgins” to avoid condemnation of society because it has exclusively female offspring. Bojana analyzes the patriarchal situation in the mountainous rural areas of the Balkans: Northern Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro, for which Virdžina’s phenomenology is linked.

About the Artist

Bojana Fužinato Stamenković was born in 1986 in Čačak, Serbia. Since the beginning of 2019 she has been working and living in Hamburg. Bojana is a visual artist counterstaining feminist practices using different technics of woman's craft, housework, woman's private zone, and traditional jobs attributed to woman. She also describes herself as a cultural worker and activist in the field of women’s rights and cultural awakening in underdeveloped areas. From 2014 until the end of 2018 she has been working and living in Vienna, Austria. In 2019 Bojana finished the post-graduate Master’s Program ecm- educating/curating/managing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and also worked there for four years in the management team. 2019/ 2020 she studied Digital feminist School at the Center for Women’s Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences. From the beginning of the 2018, Bojana was part of the team das weisse haus artist space in Vienna, at the curatorial position. Since 2012, Bojana has also been a PhD student at the University of Arts in Belgrade, focusing on participatory feminist project in the field of visual arts. Regarding her recent cooperation and projects in her artistic career, Bojana is represented by the gallery Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 Vienna.


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