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Gender & Society



Contribution: 1.00 €

Gender inequalities and power relations have become an important subject area in the contemporary art world. Stano Filko was active at a time when the male gaze could still masquerade as a seemingly universal and neutral point of view, taking authority over society. This makes a critical examination of some of Filko’s work particularly exciting. The central question is through which moments Filko reproduces the attitudes of his time and to what extent he subverts them elsewhere. Does taking up imagery through which gender inequality is expressed automatically imply its affirmation? Such questions are of interest in Filko’s work, especially considering the contemporary historical context and the differences between East/​West or the system logics of communism/​capitalism. In the tour Gender & Society we will discuss together the gender critical aspects in relation to the works.


Participating artists

Stano Filko

*1937 Veľká Hradná, †2015 in Bratislava

The artworks of Stano Filko (*1937 Velka Hradna, †2015 in Bratislava) have been on show in renowned institutions such as the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; the Kunstmuseum Basel; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Kunsthalle Bratislava; Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; National Museum, Krakow; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe; Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest; Garage Project Space, Moscow; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; P.S.1, New York; MACBA, Barcelona; Centre Pompidou, Paris; mumok, Wien; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; státna galléria (State Gallery), Banská Bystrica; Musée d‘Art Moderne, Paris; and Moravská galerie, Brno. His work attracted international attention amongst others at the 11. Biennale de Lyon, the Prague Biennale 3, the 51. Biennale di Venezia, the Documenta 7 in Kassel and the EXPO in Osaka. Gallery Emanuel Layr presented the artist at Frieze Art Fair London and at Art Basel.