The Guerrilla Girls are coming to Texas Woman’s University at the end of February!!!!
PUBLIC LECTURE: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Margo Jones Performance Hall
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Free Admission
The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University will be hosting a free public lecture by Kathe Kollwitz of the Guerrilla Girls, an art activist group. The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. Over 55 women have been members over the years, some for months, some for decades. They use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They’ve unveiled anti-film industry billboards in Hollywood just in time for the Oscars, dissed the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at its own Feminist Futures Symposium, and created large scale projects for the Venice Biennale; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Istanbul; Mexico City; London; Athens; Rotterdam; Bilbao; Sarajevo; Shanghai; Ireland; Krakow and Montreal. They are authors of stickers, billboards, posters, street projects, and several books including The Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art; Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls’ Guide to Female Stereotypes; TheGuerrilla Girls’ Art Museum Activity Book; and The Guerrilla Girls’ Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria and How it Was Cured, from Ancient times Until Now. Their work is passed around by their tireless supporters. They travel the world doing performances and workshops, encouraging thousands of people to invent their own crazy kind of activism, too. Just in the few years, they have been in the UK, France, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland, and Canada, as well as all over the United States.
For more information contact: Vance Wingate, Gallery Director, Department of Visual Arts | (940) 898-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org