GOOD GIRLS / MEMORY DESIRE POWER


National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest 20.06-29.09.2013 Opening: 20.06, 19h00


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. 

Curator: Bojana Pejić (Berlin)
Co-Curator: Olivia Nițiș (Bucharest)
Production assistant: Alina Bucur (MNAC)
Architects: Kalliopi Dimou and Sorin Istudor


Artists: Nina Arbore (Ro), Ethel Băiaș (Ro), Ana Bănică (Ro), Jurga Barilaitė (Lt), Bureau of Melodramatic Research - Irina Gheorghe & Alina Popa (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 (Cz), Ioana Ciocan (Ro), Maria Ciurdea Steurer (Ro), Alexandra Croitoru (Ro), Larisa Crunțeanu (Ro), Cecilia Cuțescu – Storck (Ro), Suzana Dan (Ro), Anna Daučikova (Sk), 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 (Bg), Chengyao He (Cn), Iraida Icaza (Pa), Corina Ilea (Ro), Orit Ishay (Isr), Hristina Ivanoska (Mkd), Sanja Iveković (Hr), Anna Jermolaewa (Rus), Regina José Galindo (Gtm), Adela Jušić (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 (Sk), 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)

Exhibition initiated by Marilena Preda Sânc, artist and professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. 

On the opening day at 6 pm curator Bojana Pejić is offering a guided tour through the exhibition, followed once a moth during the exhibition period by co-curator Olivia Nițiș. Dates are to be announced. 

In the context of the exhibition an International Symposium will be organized on the 27th and 28th of September 2013. Participants are to be announced. 

Partners: Experimental Project, Austrian Cultural Forum, Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center in Bucharest

Sponsor: Crama OprisorMedia Partners: Igloo, Zeppelin, Radio France Internationale, Feeder.ro, Șapte Seri



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