Why Have There Been No Great (Wo)Men Artists?

3 July – 28 August 2018

National Museum of Montenegro 

Taking its title from Linda Nochlin’s ground breaking essay, this exhibition shows 24 works from the British Council Collection alongside work by seven Montenegrin women artists. The exhibition demonstrates the power and invention of work by women artists: from Tracey Emin’s poignant embroidery Something's Wrong which subverts the traditional female nude, to the medication used in Adrijana Gvozdenovic’s Drug-on City (2013). It is a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of work from contemporary artists from the Western Balkans and Great Britain shown together for the first time. 

This exhibition is part of the Perceptions project; five exhibitions conceived by the curators from each of the five exhibiting museums, from across the Western Balkans, supported by the British Council.

Museums and Galleries taking part

National Museum, Montenegro - 3 July – 28 August
Gallery of Matica Srpska, Serbia 28 September – 6 January 2019
National Gallery, Kosovo, 24 January – 24 February 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 March – 28 May 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art of Macedonia, Macedonia, 12 June – 12 September 2019