#Empowered ~ Guerrilla Girls
“We 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.”
Their inception started in 1984, New York, where Guerrilla Girls asked “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?” – addressing the shocking statistics that less than 5% of artists in the Modern Art Sections were women, with 85% of the nudes being female.
Guerrilla Girls use the power of anonymity and creative complaining, with street campaigning across the globe, in the fight to tackle issues of gender inequality and racial discrimination within the art world. In a seemingly diverse practice like the arts, we are grateful to have the empowered Guerrilla Girls setting straight discrimination in cultural arenas worldwide.
Check out their UK exhibition “Guerrilla Girls – Is it worse in Europe?” at the Whitechapel Gallery, London before 5th March 2017.