Gender is a hot topic: gender-free toilets, Dutch Railways with ‘Dear Travellers', and no boys or girls labels in the HEMA stores. But did you know that what we see as masculine or feminine is largely culturally determined? In a festival-like setting, dive into the world of gender and discover how this is expressed and experienced worldwide.
On Fiji policemen wear a skirt. Pink has only been a girls’ colour since the 1950s in the West. He and she do not exist in the Turkish language. And in Mexico there is a third gender besides male and female: muxe. Experience these and more in the exhibition with objects from the museum collection, photographic art, fashion and personal stories.
Experience it yourself
So get going, we challenge you! Hit a punch bag and show your strength. Plunge into a ball pit of boobs that gets you thinking about power. Or do a photo shoot to become aware of what is typically a ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ pose.
Welcome to What a Genderful World!
From 11 October 2019 until 23 August 2020
The exhibition asks you seven questions. Want to know more? Click further on this page.