Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond is currently showing at Verge Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street in Sacramento. The exhibit ends October 22nd – so you still have time to take in the exhibit. Check it out in person if you can. At a minimum, check out the Guerrilla Girls website to gain a greater understanding of their mission. The Guerrilla Girls are some very clever women.
The Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond exhibit will be touring nationally through 2018.
The exhibit illuminates the important past and ongoing work of the Guerrilla Girls – a collective of artists who have championed feminism and social change since 1985. The multimedia exhibit includes a selection of the most iconic campaigns which trace the Guerrilla Girls’ activist influence around the globe. These include the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail”. You can also contribute your own views on an interactive wall installation.
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The exhibit is curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman, a contemporary art curator, lecturer, writer, and educator with a focus on feminism. She is, among other accomplishments, the executive director of the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces at Columbia College, Chicago.
Over the decades the anonymous Guerrilla Girls – feminist activist artists – have worn gorilla masks in public. The Guerrilla Girls use facts, humor and visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias. Politics, art, film and pop culture have all been targeted. The Guerilla Girls describe their activism as “creative complaining”.
Who are the Guerrilla Girls?
No one knows for sure the identity of the Guerrilla Girls. What is known that over the years 55+ members have participated as a member of the Guerrilla Girls – some for a limited time and others for decades.
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