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

13 Nov 2009 – 14 Feb 2010
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK)

Opening: 12 November 2009, 7 pm
followed by a party at 9 pm
Music and videos by Sindikat (CASIOp, Emulgator, Mina Fina)

SYMPOSIUM: Reading Gender. Art, Power and Politics of Representation in Eastern Europe
13-14 November 2009, MUMOK

"Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe" is the first comprehensive overview of Eastern European art since the 1960s to focus on gender roles. Gender Check features more than 400 works comprising paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, posters, films and videos. More than 200 artists paint an exceptionally diverse picture of this chapter of art history that remained largely undiscovered until recently, and which has a significant impact on contemporary gender discourse. Gender Check follows the shifts and changes in the representation of male and female role models in art, taking a particular look at how they developed under different socio-political conditions. The exhibition depicts the interrelationship between art and history, taking both a chronological and thematic approach. Curator: Bojana Peji─ç.

ERSTE Foundation initiated the overall project that led to the realisation of Gender Check. It commissioned and coordinated initial research work, which involved collecting material to document gender roles in the art of Europe’s 24 former Socialist countries – the most comprehensive investigation of its kind to date. Gender Check is the largest project within the scope of ERSTE Foundation’s focus on gender topics, which are dealt with in several of its programmes.

Location & opening hours:
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK)
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Daily 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm

You find all details on Gender Check–the research project, the exhibition and the symposium–at

The exhibition will travel to Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, where it will be shown from 19 March – 13 June 2010.

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