Closing of the exhibition Žižić/Kožul „Wonderful Things will Happen“
More than forty years of reflecting on and discussing the boundaries and restrictions of sexual identity, standardizations and transgressions of physical appearance and mentally preconfigured constructions of social behavior have given rise to a plethora of artistic outputs on the theme of gender relations and its everyday perception. As in the USA, both in Western and Eastern Europe, a cultural revolution has taken place since the sixties that has fundamentally changed gender relations. In particular, visual and performative artists have tried to cut into the dominant, conservative and restrictive reality but also to carve out their own artistic realities on specific issues.
What is at stake in many current artworks that try to link up to the history of gender relations are references to the historically important decade of the 1960s and the lingering relevance for present artistic strategies.