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

How were workers depicted on Socialist posters? How were male “heroes” portrayed in officially sanctioned art in Romania in the 1960s? How did female artists see themselves during the transition period after 1989? How do images impact on our view of the sexes? “Gender Check” reflects ideas of masculinity and femininity in the former Communist bloc, 20 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, looking at both official and unofficial art from the Baltics to the Caucasus, from the 1960s to the decisive events of 1989 to the present. It is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition that includes a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, posters, installations, films and videos by over 200 artists, making it an important addition to contemporary gender discourse.

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Else Gabriel, Ugnius Gelguda, Tibor Hajas, Sokol Beqiri, Alla Georgieva, Marina Grzinic, Tibor Gyenis, Angela Hampel, Helena Heinrikson, Maria Bartuszova, Maja Bajevic, Maria Berhidi, Micha Brendel, Iskra Dimitrova, Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Barbara Falender, Valeriy Gerlovin, Katarzyna Gorna, Emese Benczúr, Jerzy Bereś, Violeta Capovska, Andras Der, Wojciech Fangor, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Arnis Balcus, Violeta Bubelyte, Anna Daucikova, Milena Dopitova, Vera Fischer, Rimma Gerlovina, Andris Grīnbergs, Izabella Gustowska, Laszlo Hartai, Eteri Chkadua, Levan Chogoshvili, Zenta Dzividzinska, Elena Elagina, György Galántai, Lyudmila Gorlova, Ieva Iltnere, Sanja Iveković, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Željko Jerman, Armine Kalentz, Kai Kaljo, Šejla Kamerić, Ilona Keseru, Erich Kissing, Lesya Khomenko, Eva Kmentova, Katarzyna Kobro, Aleksander Kobzdej, Bela Kolarova, MIhails Kornetskis, Maria Konstantinova, Lukasz Korolkiewicz, Anna Kovshar, Elena Kovylina, Katarzyna Kozyra, Stasys Krasauskas, Metka Krasovec, Oleg Kulik, Ewa Kurylik, Katalin Ladik, Stjepan Lahovsky, Leonhard Lapin, Denisa Lehocka, Ly Lestberg, Via Lewandowsky, Andrei Liankevich, Zbigniew Libera, Lojze Logar, Zenta Logina, Oleksandr Makhukov, Sarmite Malina, Dren Maliqi, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Vlado Martek, Zivko Marusic, Goranka Matic, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Dóra Maurer, Snieguole Michelkeviciute, Boris Mikhailov, Jan Micoch, Jaroslaw Modzelewski, Jadvyga Mozuraite-Klemkiene, Muslim Mulliqi, Marju Matsu, Natalia LL, Kriszta Nagy, Paul Neagu, Ilona Németh, Arax Nerkararyan, Tymon Niesiolowski, Damir Niksic, OHO, Mara Olah, Nesa Paripovic, Gyula Pauer, Jelena Radic, Varvara Sadovskaia, Adriena Simotova, Džemma Skulme, Gabrijel Stupica, Agnes Szabo, Zsuzsi Ujj, Zaneta Vangeli, Kveta Valova, Julita Wojcik, Walter Womacka, Tanja Ostojić, Wolfgang Peuker, Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu, Zorka Saglova, Marko Šuštaršič, Slaven Tolj, Teresa Pagowska, Anu Poder, Tadej Pogačar, Nurhan Qehaja, Boryana Rossa, Sven Stilinović, Alina Szapocznikow, Gyozo Szilas, Lucia Tkacova, Mare Tralla, Mio Vesovic, MIlev Yana, Jana Zelibska, Helga Paris, RASSIM®, Mindaugas Skudutis, Zora Stancic, Aneta Svetieva, Ana Temkova, Gediminas Urbonas, Ramona Welsh, Indulis Zarins, Doris Ziegler, Ewa Partum, Milija Pavicevič, Lia Perjovschi, Maria Pinińska‑Bereś, Marija Terese Rozanskaite, Aidan Salakhova, Christine Schlegel, Agnes Szepfalvi, Evi Tihemets, Raša Todosijević, Petra Varl, Aija Zarina, Felicita Pauluka, Nadezda Prvulovic, Svetlin Roussev, Anri Sala, Duba Sambolec, Karoly Sinko, Virginijus Sonta, Moysey Vainstein, Karla Woisnitza, Viktor Zaretzky, Zofia Kulik, Irina Abjandadze, Gordana Andelic-Galic, Mona Chisa Anetta, Анита Аракелян, Marta Magdalena Abakanowicz‑Kosmowska, Marina Abramović, Rovena Agolli, Tatyana Antoshina, Аревик Аревшатян, Ana Baranovici, Geta Brătescu, Veronika Bromová, Olga Chernysheva, Vlasta Delimar, Agnes Eperjesi, Eva Filova, Imre Gabor, Alexandra Croitoru, Igor Grubic, Aina Smid, Zora Petrovic, Галина Петрова, Mark Raidpere, Eglė Rakauskaitė, Sirje Runge, Horst Sakulowski, Sarunas Sauka, Cornelia Schlegel, Simona Sokhranskaya, Gabriele Stötzer, Factory of Found Clothes, Nomeda Urbonas, Sofija Veiveryte, Wrede Ulf, Erna Rosenstein, Lilyana Rousseva, Arvydas Saltenis, Erzen Shkololli, Fritz Skade, Zsuzsa Szenes, Jelena Tomasevic, Milica Tomić, Ruslan Vashkevich, Александр Юдин, Alicja Zebrowska, Janja Zvegelj

Place of publication

Vienna

Year

2009

Number of pages

392 pages

Language

English

ISBN

9783865607836

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Open stacks

Illustrations

Yes

Bibliography

Yes

UDC code and author sign

705.1 2009

Volumes

1

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