GOOD GIRLS | memory, desire, power

Over the past few decades I have watched Romania become systematically depleted. One by one historical monuments, natural resources, beaches, forests (along with their brown bears) are slowly disappearing. I invite you to take your part of Romania; the land, after all, is yours. Ioana Ciocan

“Romania, sweet country, Spring sunset / The spices, the longings / Nobody wants to listen us! / We fight atrociously, / To want a great country / With honest people, / For tomorrow and today! ” Constantin V. Ciocan

June 20th-September 29th 2013 at MNAC

Curator: Bojana Pejić (Berlin) / Co-Curator: Olivia Nițiș (Bucharest)

Good Girls is an international exhibition offering a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. The exhibition is structured around three concepts central to contemporary women’s practices worldwide: memory, desire and power. The Memory section presents artworks relating to issues of collective remembrance and individual memory. The works deal with the re-construction of family histories, trauma and loss, collective amnesia and with re-writing women’s histories and genealogies. Desire comprises works investigating multiple configurations of identity, corporeality and sexuality. Artists question culturally-shaped stereotypes of femininity and its normative representation. The section of Power gathers the artworks around forms of social critique and activism. Deconstructing ideologies and discussing power relations as well as community work and ethical aspects shape artists’ political comments within various cultural borders.

Artists: Nina Arbore (Ro), Ethel Băiaș (Ro), Ana Bănică (Ro), Jurga Barilaitė (Ltu), Biroul Melodramatic (Ro), Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (De), Geta Brătescu (Ro), Irina Broboană (Ro), Mina Byck-Wepper (Ro), Filipa Cezar (Pt), CHIRKLI Collective (Can), Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkačová (Ro), Ioana Ciocan (Ro), Maria Ciurdea Steurer (Ro), Alexandra Croitoru (Ro), Larisa Crunțeanu (Ro), Cecilia Cuțescu – Storck (Ro), Suzana Dan (Ro), Anna Daučikova (Svk), Cristina David (Ro), Lucia Dem Bălăcescu (Ro), Bianka Dobo (Hun), Simona Dobrescu (Ro), Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin (BiH), Elian (Ro), Suzana Fântânariu (Ro), Aniela Firon (Ro), Mariela Gemisheva (Bul), Chengyao He (Chi), Iraida Icaza (Pan), Corina Ilea (Ro), Orit Ishay (Isr), Hristina Ivanoska (MCD), Sanja Iveković (Hrv), Anna Jermolaewa (Rus), Regina José Galindo (Gtm), Adela Jusić (BiH), Gülsün Karamustafa (Tur), Mihaela Kavdanska (Ro), Lesya Khomenko (Ukr), Aurora Kiraly (Ro), Katrazyna Kozyra (Pol), Elke Krystufek (Aut), Ana Lupaș (Ro), Flavia Lupu (Ro), Romana Mateiaș (Ro), Olivia Mihălțianu (Ro), Adina Paula Moscu (Ro), Anca Munteanu – Rimnic (Ro), Ioana Nemeș (Ro), Ilona Németh (Svk), Alexandra Pirici (Ro), Delia Popa (Ro), Marilena Preda – Sânc (Ro), Renee Renard (Ro), Necla Ruzgar (Tur), Véronique Sapin (Fra), Liina Siib (Est), Hito Steyerl (De), Patricia Teodorescu (Ro), Milica Tomić (Srb), Roxana Trestioreanu (Ro), Martha Wilson (USA).

 

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