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Episode 3 – Guerrilla Girls; And Why They’re Important


Thursday, August 1, 2024 @ 7:30PM


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EPISODE 3


Guerrilla Girls; And Why They’re Important


The Guerrilla Girls are a band of anonymous women artists formed to combat discrimination against women artists and artists of color in the art world. Called “the conscience of the art world”, the group came together in 1985 in response to the exhibition “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture” at the Museum of Modern Art, in which the 169 artists included a total of 13 women artists and 8 artists of color.

The Guerrilla Girls’ witty, pointed posters, plastered all over lower Manhattan, called out gallerists, curators, collectors, and critics for their complicity within this system. The Guerrilla Girls brought into public discourse, for the very first time, how this sustained discrimination axed women artists and artists of color out of exhibitions, museums, the art market -- and art history itself. A famous Guerrilla Girl poster reads. “You’re seeing less than half the picture without the vision of women artists and artists of color.”

The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous. They wear gorilla masks and assume the identities of dead female artists, all to focus on the message. They have delivered this message in performances and presentations globally, from Australia to Europe, and all over the United States

Much has changed in the art world since 1985. There is more recognition for women artists and artists of color: in the art world: more museum exhibitions, inclusion in more prestigious galleries, and a stronger art market. Even art history texts are being revised. But there still is much, much more to be done. Two original Guerrilla Girls, Alice Neel and Romaine Brooks, will present and discuss the history of the Guerrilla Girls, their importance and impact on the art world, and where we go from here.


Signed, original posters will be available for sale.

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