Sat, Aug 27|
“TRADE SECRETS” with Guerrilla Girls’ Frida Kahlo
A group of anonymous artist activists founded in 1989, Guerrila Girls work to expose gender biases and discrimination in art and culture. Member Frida Kahlo shares her “trade secrets” from decades of arts activism using facts and humor to confront racism, sexism, and corruption in the art world
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artist activists who work to expose gender biases and discrimination in art and culture. They wear gorilla masks and adopt the names of prominent female artists.
At this hybrid event, one of the Guerrilla Girls’ founding members, Frida Kahlo will give a multimedia presentation about the group’s decades of arts activism, sharing “trade secrets” about how the Guerrilla Girls use facts and humor to confront racism, sexism, and corruption in the art world.
The event will take place in person at Epsilon Spires (190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT) and via Zoom. Tickets are available from Brattleboro Art Museum for in-person attendance, Zoom attendance, and, for a limited number of participants, attendance at a special in-person reception after the talk.
The Guerrilla Girls 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 have done hundreds of projects (street posters, banners, actions, books, and videos) all over the world. They also carry out “interventions” at art museums, including a stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality. Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly, was named one of the best art books of 2020 by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Recently, their work was exhibited at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; and Art Basel Hong Kong.
ADMISSION: $25 for in-person talk, $10 for students, $5 for Zoom talk. $50 for in-person talk and reception. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online to participate in person or virtually via zoom or call 802-257-0124 x101.
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