Symposium 2010 MUMOK

Gender Check — Narratives and Exhibition Practices
19-20 November 2010, MUMOK

The symposium “Gender Check – Narratives and Exhibition Practices” was part of, and took stock of, the research and exhibition project “Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe”. Topics on the agenda were the experiences and outcomes of the research project Gender Check, as well as the reception the exhibition received from the public and the media. To this end, exhibitions of a similar nature at international level were examined in order to compare the various curatorial approaches and their implementation, as well as the exhibitions’ impact on the public. The objective was to develop new perspectives for Gender studies in the field of art.

The exhibition “Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe” was shown at MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (November 13, 2009 – February 14, 2010) and Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (March 19 – June 13, 2010). The Gender Check project was initiated and supported by ERSTE Foundation and realized in collaboration with the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna.

Katarzyna Kozyra: Olimpia (Olympia), 1996. Series of 3 photographs.
Courtesy: Collection of Barbara Kabala-Bonarska and Andrzej Bonarski on deposit in the National Museum in Krakow.