REINVENTING THE 'F' WORD: FEMINISM
The Guerrilla Girls are a feminist, activist collective of artists; who disguised in gorilla masks; use a cumulation of facts, humour and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias, as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Their anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who they really are. They believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination, supporting human rights for all people and all genders.
They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They have initiated hundreds of projects (posters, actions, books, videos, stickers) all over the world, and have organised interventions and exhibitions at museums; blasting them on their own walls for their bad behaviour and discriminatory practices; including the 2015 stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super-rich hijacking art.
Their retrospectives in Bilbao and Madrid, and US travelling exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready To Make Nice, have attracted thousands, and most recently, they have produced new street and museum projects at the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel, Hong Kong. What’s next for Guerrilla Girls: More creative complaining! More interventions! More resistance!
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