Guerrilla Girls: Intervention Artists

Arts Activism Lecture & Events Series Winter 2007

March 2, 2007, 6:00 pm   » 

The Guerrilla Girls are a band of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. They have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film, and the culture at large. They use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny.
They wear gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than our personalities. Dubbing themselves the conscience of culture, they declare themselves feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger. Their work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Bitch and Bust; on TV and radio, including NPR, the BBC, and CBC; and in countless art and feminist texts. The mystery surrounding their identities has attracted attention. They could be anyone; they are everywhere.

More information to come

The Art + Activism series is a joint program of the UCLA Art|Science
Center and the Art|Global Health Center at UCLA. Principal funding has
been provided by the ArtsForum program of UCLA School of the Arts and
Architecture, with additional support from the two Centers; the
Departments of World Arts and Cultures, Design|Media Arts and Theater;
the Office of Instructional Development; and the Regent Lecturer
program. Special thanks to Henri Lucas for the activist design.

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