The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers that expose discrimination and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture with facts, humor, and outrageous visuals. They advocate for exposure of understories and subtext, the overlooked, and unfairness in art. For years, they have been stirring up audiences with presentations in full jungle drag. They have appeared in almost every U.S. state and on almost every continent. Now they will be here in El Paso for a multi-media performance followed by a Q&A session.
Don’t miss one of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, Kathe Kollwitz, here at EPMA!
Event will take place in the EP Energy Auditorium located in the second floor.
EPMA Members are invited for a small reception at 5 pm before the talk.
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Trigger warning: This presentation includes topics of nudity and the discussion of sexual predation. Parental discretion is advised.
The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous artist activists who use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture. They believe in an intersectional feminism that fights for human rights for all people. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They have done hundreds of projects (street posters, banners, actions, books, and videos) all over the world. They also do interventions and exhibitions at art museums, blasting them on their own walls for their bad behavior and discriminatory practices, including a stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super rich hijacking art. Their retrospectives and traveling exhibitions have attracted thousands. Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly collects hundreds of our projects from 1985 to 2020, and was named one of the best art books of 2020 by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Recently their work was at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel Hong Kong; and many other places. Their motto: Do one thing. If it works, do another. If it doesn’t, do another anyway. Keep chipping away!
This event is part of the accompanying programming for the exhibition, There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.
Additional support is provided by the Mellon Foundation.