National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Date: 20 June – 29 September, 2013
Curator: Bojana Pejić (Berlin)
Co-Curator: Olivia Nitis (Bucharest)
Good Girls is an international exhibition offering a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. The prosaic heading “Good Girls” is inspired by two earlier curatorial projects: it echoes the phrasing “bad girls” coined by Marcia Tucker in the 1990s, when it basically related to those American women artists and curators influenced by feminism; the other reference is to the exhibition No More Bad Girls? (curated by Marion Stemberger and Kathrin Becker), held Vienna in 2010, which investigated alternative geographies and multiple cultural identities central to the age of globalization. But today, in 2013, let’s talk about “good girls”! Since the early 1990s, Romanian women artists and curators initiated a number of smaller exhibitions focusing on women and feminist art. This exhibition is a major international museum representation of women’s art in this country and it will focus on aspects regarding women’s art production around three nuclei: memory, desire and power. The participant artists are primarily living and working in Europe, half of them coming from Romania.
Artists: Milica Tomić (Sbr), Regina José Galindo (Gtm), Sanja Iveković (Hrv), Martha Wilson (USA), Elke Krystufek (Aut), Katrazyna Kozyra (Pol), Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (De), Nina Arbore (Ro), Jurga Barilaitė (Ltu), Ana Bănică (Ro), Ethel Băiaș (Ro), Lucia Dem Bălăcescu (Ro), Biroul Melodramatic (Ro), Geta Brătescu (Ro), Irina Broboană (Ro), Filipa Cezar (Prt), Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Trackova (Ro), Ioana Ciocan (Ro), CHIRKLI Collective (Can), Alexandra Croitoru (Ro), Suzana Dan (Ro), Anna Daučikova (Svk), Cristina David (Ro), Bianka Dobo (Hun), Simona Dobrescu (Ro), Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin (BiH), Elian (Ro), Suzana Fântânariu (Ro), Aniela Firon (Ro), Mariela Gemisheva (Bul), Iraida Icaza (Pan), Corina Ilea (Ro), Chengyao He (Chi), Hristina Ivanoska (MCD), Orit Ishay (Isr), Anna Jermolaewa (Rus), Gülsün Karamustafa (Tur), Mihaela Kavdanska (Ro), Aurora Kiraly (Ro), Ana Lupaș (Ro), Flavia Lupu (Ro), Lesya Khomenko (Ukr), Romana Mateiaș (Ro), Olivia Mihălțianu (Ro), Larisa Crunțeanu (Ro), Adina Paula – Moscu (Ro), Anca Munteanu – Rimnic (Ro), Ilona Németh (Svk), Ioana Nemeș (Ro), Alexandra Pirici (Ro), Delia Popa (Ro), Liina Siib (Est), Renee Renard (Ro), Necla Ruzgar (Tur), Dominique Sapin (Fra), Marilena Preda – Sânc (Ro), Hito Steyerl (De), Maria Ciurdea Steurer (Ro), Cecilia Cuțescu – Storck (Ro), Patricia Teodorescu (Ro) , Roxana Trestioreanu (Ro), Adela Jušić (BiH) Anna Jermolaewa (Rus), Mina Byck-Wepper (Ro).