Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe

mumok  (Vienna, Austria)
13 November,  2009 – 14 February, 2010


Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland)
20 March – 13 June, 2010

ERSTE Foundation commissioned a research project on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the revolution in the Eastern Europe

Gender Check was the first comprehensive exhibition featuring art from Eastern Europe since the 1960s focusing on gender roles. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, curator Bojana Pejić, along with a team of experts from 24 different countries, put together a selection of more than 400 works including paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, posters, films and videos. The exhibition featured more than 200 artists and thus painted an exceptionally diverse picture of this chapter of art history, which, until recently, had remained largely undiscovered, and which could have a significant impact on contemporary gender discourse. Gender Check followed the shifts and changes in the representation of male and female role models in art, taking a particular look at how they develop under different socio-political conditions.

Expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dunja Blažević (SCCA)

Participating artists from BiH: Gordana Anđelić-Galić, Jusuf HadžifejzovićŠejla Kamerić, Ismet Mujezinović, Damir Nikšić

Project funded by Erste Stiftung