Feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls will speak at Cal State San Bernardino during “A Conversation with the Guerrilla Girls” on Thursday, April 13, 6-8p.m. in the university’s Coussoulis Arena. The event, organized by the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond”, currently on display there. The group is known for their creative activism bringing gender and inequality within the fine arts into focus within the greater community since the 1980s.
The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous feminist activist artists who wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Over 55 people have been members over the years, some for weeks, some for decades. They have done over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Bilbao, Rotterdam, and Shanghai.
Guerrilla Girls Käthe Kollwitz, a founding member, and Shigeko Kubota will present a multi-media presentation exploring the Guerrilla Girls’ 30 years of championing feminism and social change in the art world and beyond. A meet and greet with the Guerrilla Girls will follow the talk, from 8-9 p.m. in the museum.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made at raffma.csusb.edu. For more information, contact Stephanie MacLean at (909)537-3373 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by RAFFMA, Associated Students, Inc., CSUSB VOICE Peers, and the Title IX & Gender Equity office.
“Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” is a major presentation of the feminist art collective that includes work from the last three decades. The exhibition is on display through May 20, 2017. “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” is curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and organized and circulated by Columbia College Chicago.