14.05.2016 – 12.06.2016 / Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Studio 1 & MOMENTUM Gallery, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2. Berlin, Germany.
HERO MOTHER: Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women, Rethinking Heroism
Curated by Bojana Pejić& Rachel Rits-Volloch. Curatorial Advisor: David Elliott.
HERO MOTHER presents 30 women artists from 20 countries with communist legacies whose work addresses and defies the frighteningly regressive political agendas in many Eastern European countries today, outing it in the context of broader developments worldwide. The exhibition and the discursive program focus on the role of gender, citizenship, nationalism, migration and personal freedom, as well as the relation between artists and institutions such as state structures. Looking beyond feminist and queer critiques HERO MOTHER addresses how contemporary art can act as a mirror to a world turned on its head, and specifically how humor, farce, and parody can form the strongest tools of social engagement and change.