GOOD GIRLS Symposium in Bucharest

good girls symposium bucharest

“Practicing Feminism Here and Now” will be the topic of an international symposium held on the occasion of the ongoing exhibition “GOOD GIRLS – Memory, Desire, Power” at MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art) in Bucharest. From 27 to 28 September reputable visual artists, activists, art historians, critics, theorists and curators will gather to discuss a spectrum of subjects and problems related to certain fields of today’s feminist practices. The participants will focus on feminism issues in three sessions: “The Production of Counter-Public Spheres”, “Visibility of Individual Positions”, and Politics of “Exhibiting and Curatorial Effects”.

The concept of the symposium was developed by Bojana Pejic, who curated the GOOD GIRLS exhibition as well together with co-curator Olivia Nitis. The exhibition offers a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. It presents 63 women artists from 23 countries and features 85 artworks, and is structured into three concepts: memory, desire and power.. The project is initiated by the artist Marilena Preda Sânc, who is also professor at the University of Arts in Bucharest.


Edit Andràs (Budapest)
Bureau of Melodramatic Research (Bucharest)
Alexandra Croitoru (Bucharest)
Katy Deepwell (London)
Silvia Eiblmayr (Vienna)
Christiane Erharter (Vienna)
Group h.arta: Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant and Rodica Tache (Temisoara)
Sanja Ivekovic (Zagreb)
Laima Kreivyte (Vilnius)
Bettina Knaup – re.act feminism (Berlin)
Kati Kivimaa (Tallinn)
Iza Kowalczyk (Poznan)
Frederikke Hansen – Kuratorisk Aktion (Copenhagen)
Ana Lupas (Cluj)
Alla Mitrofanova (St Petersburg)
Alexandra Pirici (Bucharest)
Marilena Preda Sanc (Bucharest)
Delia Popa (Bucharest)
Magda Radu (Bucharest)
Hedwig Saxenhuber (Vienna)
Hedvig Turai (Budapest)
Martha Wilson (New York)

Date of Symposium: 27-28 Sep 2013
Venue: MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Izvor St. Palace of the Parliament, wing E4, Bucharest 050563 (Entrance through Calea 13 Septembrie).

Exhibition: 20 Jun-29 Sep 2013, from Wed-Sun 10 am to 6 pm
GOOD GIRLS – Memory, Desire, Power