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Gender in Eastern European Art
December 2, 2009   
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An exhibition entitled Gender Check -Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe is being shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) in Vienna, Austria.

Gender Check examines changes in the way male and female roles are depicted, particularly given the socio-political transformation Eastern Europe has gone through over the past few decades. This is the museum's biggest exhibition of Eastern European art since the 1960s.

There are more than 400 works on display and paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, poster art, film and video are all represented. The works were selected by curator Bojana Pejic, along with experts representing the 24 countries taking part.

The evolution of depicted gender roles is laid out in plain view, from the socialist realism ideal of an asexual society in the 1950s to the 1970s repudiation of traditional roles, right up to the age of new media and the rewriting of social mores and functions.

The Polish contingent is one of the largest with works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Wojciech Fangor, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera, Teresa P±gowska and Alina Szapocznikow on show.

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Until Jan. 14
Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK)
Levels 4, 5, 6, 8
1 Museumplatz, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(9 p.m. on Thursdays)
Entry: 9 euros (full); 7.20 euros or 6.50 euros (concession)
For more information, go towww.mumok.at
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