- Date & Time
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm
A member of the Guerrilla Girls, masked avenger “Frida Kahlo,” will discuss how this group famously used provocative texts, visuals and humor in the service of feminism and social change.
The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. Over 55 people have been members over the years, some for weeks, some for decades. The group’s anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who the members are. They wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They have done over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Bilbao, Rotterdam, and Shanghai. They also do projects and exhibitions at museums, attacking them for their bad behavior and discriminatory practices right on their own walls, including their 2015 stealth projection about income inequality and the super rich hijacking art on the façade of the Whitney Museum in New York.
The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more about the Guerrilla Girls at www.guerrillagirls.com.
- VenueCarleton Auditorium
1475 Union Road
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