Fun house

Gender and the body

Gender and sexuality

Gender stereotypes: Subject / object

The Fun House is a key work of Pop Art due to the inclusion of a series of images from the silver screen, science fiction and advertising that later became pop art icons. Of these images, Marilyn represented one of the feminine ideals of the age: the pin-up girl. Pop Art, drawing on  visual culture, captured this prototype of an exuberant, highly sexualized woman who embodied the ideal of beauty. While the majority of artists within the Pop Art movement have been men, in recent decades the work of many women has come to the forefront from very different places in the world, using the language of Pop Art to spread a feminist message. Some of these artists, such as Martha Rosler, Ana Peters, Isabel Oliver and Ángela García Codoñer, are represented in the IVAM’s permanent collection.