What is feminism?

Year: 2020
Technique: digital drawing

The drawing was made in collaboration with City of Women for the exhibition #VsakDan8Marec (#8MarchEveryDay) at TAM-TAM’s Street Gallery on Vegova street in Ljubljana.

#VsakDan8Marec (#8MarchEveryDay) is an educational project, held for years now by the Association for Promotion of Women in Culture – City of Women on International Women’s Day, targeting teachers, youth workers, parents and everyone who wishes to address the issue of gender (in)equality in dialogue with youth.

The exhibition #VsakDan8Marec was co-designed by Vesna Bukovec, Tea Hvala and Teja Reba. As a starting point, they used a quiz game by the same title, playfully encouraging elementary school and high school pupils to get acquainted with collective fights for equality and justice, the already acquired women’s rights and the fields in which gender inequality is still or ever more pressing. The quiz, for instance, tackles the series of events leading to ever worse poverty of elderly women in Slovenia: increasement of wage differences, enforcement of gender division in work, feminization of certain professions and general work precarity. Furthermore, the quiz #VsakDan8Marec showcases individual female characters – female women’s rightsactivists throughout history and contemporary times, female artists, scientists,inventors and other important female figures.

Question What is feminism? is one of the questions on the quiz. Possible answers are included in the drawing as protest slogans.


English version of the drawing was published in the publication City of Women: Reflecting 2019/2020.

>> Slovene version of the drawing

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Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA