‘Gender Check’ is the first comprehensive exhibition featuring art from Eastern Europe since the 1960s based on the theme of gender roles. 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the curator Bojana Pejić, along with a team of experts from 24 different countries, has put together a selection of over 400 works including paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, posters, films and videos. With over 200 artists, the exhibition paints an exceptionally diverse picture of a chapter in art history that until recently had been largely unknown and that could also act as an important addition to contemporary gender discourse.

‘Gender Check’ follows the changes in the representation of male and female role models in art – especially as they develop under different socio-political conditions. The exhibition, initiated and supported by the ERSTE Foundation, shows the interrelationship between art and history following both a chronological and thematic approach.
Curator Bojana Pejić

Perioada expozitiei: 13.11.2009-14.2.2010

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Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe (Russland / Russia)

Monroe, 1996

Courtesy XL Gallery, Moscow

© Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe

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Katarzyna Kozyra (Polen / Poland)

Olympia / Olimpia, 1996

3 Fotos, Video am Monitor / 3 photos, video on monitor

National Museum in Krakow

©Katarzyna Kozyra

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Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine)

Photo from the series Suzi et cetera, 1960s

© VBK Wien, 2009

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Eva Filova (Slovakei / Slovakia)

Without Difference, 2001

Milch Tetrapack / Milk tetra pack

3 Objekte 16,5 x 9,5 x 6 cm

© Eva Filova

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Wojciech Fangor (Polen / Poland)

Figures / Postaci, 1950

Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas

100 x 125 cm

Muzeum Sztuki/Museum of Art in Lodz

Courtesy of Museum of Art in Lodz

© Wojcieh Fangor

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Marina Abramović (Serbien / Serbia)

Art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful, 1975

Videoperformance / Video performance

14:14 min

© Marina Abramović

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Tanja Ostojić (Serbia)

Looking for a Husband with EU passport / Suche nach einem Ehemann mit EU Pass


Participatory web project / Combined media installation / Onlineprojekt / Verschiedene Materialien Installation

Courtesy of the artist

© Tanja Ostojić

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Rovena Agolli (Albania)

In All My Dreams, it Never is Quite as it Seems / In all meinen Träumen ist es niemals so wie es scheint, 2002

Digital print / Digitaldruck

80 x 60 cm

© Rovena Agolli

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Izabella Gustowska (Poland / Polen)

Ofiara I – z cyklu: Względne cechy podobieństwa / Sacrifice I – from the cycle Relative Similarities /

Opfer I – aus dem Zyklus Relative Ähnlichkeiten), 1989-1990

Mixed technic on canvas (photograph, oil) / Mixtechnik auf Leinwand (Fotografie, Öl)

223 x 166 x 12 cm

Courtesy Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu

© Izabella Gustowska

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Petra Varl (Slovenia / Slovenien)

Zvezda and Odeon

Wallpainting / Wandmalerei

205 x 137cm

© Petra Varl

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Alla Georgieva (Bulgaria / Bulgarien)

Alla’s Secret. Collection 2000 – I, II, III / Alla’s Geheimnis. Sammlung 2000-I, II, III, 2000

Ink Jet print on paper, mounted on aluminium /

Tintenstrahldruck auf Papier, aufgezogen auf Aluminium

130 x 120 cm

Courtesy of the artist

© Alla Georgieva

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Galina Petrova (Lithuania / Litauen)

Women, Cleaning Fish / Frauen, Fische waschend, 1969

Synthetic tempera on canvas / Synthetische Tempera auf Leinwand

150 x 140 cm

Courtesy Lithuanian Art Museum

© Galina Petrova

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Michails Korneckis (Latvia / Lettland)

Saturieties, meitenes / Let’s go Girls / Mädchen, packen wir es an, 1959

Oil on canvas / Öl auf Leinwand

190 x 160,7 cm

Courtesy Latvian National Museum of Art

© Normundus Braslins

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Kriszta Nagy (Hungary / Ungarn)

200.000 Ft, I – VI. / 200.000 Ft, I – VI., 1997

Digital print / Digitalprint

80 x 50 cm

Edition 3 / 3

Courtesy Collection of Zsolt Somlói and Spengler Katalin, Budapest

© Kriszta Nagy

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Veronika Bromová (Czech Republic / Tschechien)

Girls too / Mädchen auch, 1994

Digitally altered Color Duratrans, in Light box / Farb Duratrans Print

90 x 120 cm

© Veronika Bromová

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Gender Check– Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas

MUMOK Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view Foto: MUMOK © MUMOK

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Gender Check– Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas

MUMOK Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view Foto: MUMOK © MUMOK


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