Guerilla Girls Fight For Equality In The Art World

Guerilla Girls gave a talk at the fifth annual Women in the Arts luncheon held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum. Video: 15 min.

Arts activists, the Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous women or “feminist masked avengers” fighting for gender and racial equality.  They tell the American art world how male-centric it is, and question why art by male artists is better than art made by women, black, and hispanic people. In the video above you can see them in action giving a talk at the Brooklyn Museum.

Guerilla Girls recieved the College Art Association’s inaugural Distinguished Feminist Award 2009 in San Francisco. CAA wrote about them: “Since 1985 the members of the group have harassed, entertained, shamed, and moved the art world with their direct campaigns that provide statistical information on inequities in the art world. As they adapted 1980s strategies of moving art into the public arena, their masked appearances, performances, and public posters have precisely and pertinently “called out” the art world about its practices and habitual behaviors. The Guerrilla Girls have also used humor and satire to expose gender bias, gender erasure, and gender-centric concepts of creativity and genius.”

Related links
Guerilla Girls website
Guerilla Girls at College Art Association 2009