Gender Check

MUMOK Wiedeń, Austria

Gender Check was 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, put together a selection of over 400 works including paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, posters, films and videos. With over 200 artists, the exhibition painted 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 followed the changes in the representation of male and female role models in art–especially as they developed under different socio-political conditions. The exhibition, initiated and supported by the ERSTE Foundation, showed the interrelationship between art and history following both a chronological and thematic approach.
Gender Check