DRUGARICE – Women’s Movement in Montenegro 1943 – 1953 / exhibition

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The exhibition DRUGARICE* – Women’s Movement in Montenegro 1943 – 1953 explores and documents the most significant and exciting event in the history of Montenegrin women – the postwar women’s movement that led to the shaping of the figure of a modern woman through rapid emancipation.

The need to revive the repressed memory of the postwar legacy of the women’s movement and AFŽ (Women’s Antifascist Front) motivated the authors of the exhibition Natalija Vujošević and Nataša Nelević to prepare this exhibition. The current feminist shift and the increasingly apparent need to discuss women’s issues within a wider political platform also makes this heritage particularly important, not only in the Montenegrin context.

The exhibition is open at the Art Gallery Miodrag Dado Đurić from 22nd September to 25th October.

The exhibition is organized as part of the Initiative for the establishment of the Montenegrin Women’s Museum. It is organized by the NGO NOVA Center for Feminist Culture and Institute for Contemporary Art from Cetinje, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and in cooperation with the National Museum of Montenegro.

*drugarice – female, comrades

Exhibition authors: Nataša Nelević, Natalija Vujošević
Historical consultant: Miloš Vukanović

Artistic interventions:
Irena Lagator Pejović, Dokumenta 22. 09. 2017.
Lenka Đorojević, Postoji li kod nas žensko pitanje?
Kristina i Adrijana Gvozdenović, Referat na temu: Slijedimo se vašim sjajnim primjerom

Guest curator:
Milena Pejović, Stana Tomašević – fragmenti

Exhibition design: Natalija Vujošević
Graphic design: Ivana Vujošević

Catalogue What is AFŽ to us – Contributions to new readings of the history of the socialist women’s movement 1943-1953:
Boris Ristović i Miloš Vukanović, Buđenje moderne žene
Nataša Nelević, Klasno i/ili feminističko
Paula Petričević, Nasljeđe nedovršene revolucije
Ervina Dabižinović, Emancipatorski bljesak i propuštena prilika
Milica Nikolić, Konstrukcija ženskog identiteta u socijalizmu
Maja Solar, Afežeovske lekcije

Initiators and organisers of the exhibition:
NVO NOVA Centar za feminističku kulturu, NU Institut za savremenu umjetnost

Sponsors of the exhibition: Ministarstvo kulture Crne Gore
Partners in the realization of the exhibition: NVO Art 365, Fondacija Petrović Njegoš, Državni arhiv – Arhivsko odjeljenje za istoriju radničkog pokreta, Nacionalna biblioteka Đurđe Crnojević, Istorijski muzej Crne Gore, Zavičajni muzej Bar, Služba za odnose sa javnošću Generalnog sekretarijata Vlade Crne Gore (foto arhiv).