A Virtual Evening with the Guerrilla Girls
October 9, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Join UofSC’s School of Visual Art and Design and us for a live presentation by Guerrilla Girls Frida Kahlo and Augusta Savage with a Q&A session to follow.
The Guerrilla Girls are a feminist, activist artist collective committed to fighting injustice in the arts. They wear signature gorilla masks in public and take on the names of dead women artists to remain anonymous. Founded in New York City in 1985, they began by flyposting text and photo-based messages on the streets of SoHo to call attention to discriminatory practices by galleries and museums towards women. Today, they use stickers, flyers, and advertising campaigns full of facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose bias and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They create works of art that reveal the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. The Guerrilla Girls believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders.
This program is part of the Justice Theme Semester in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Support for this program comes from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Knight Foundation Fund at the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist Fund at the School of Visual Art and Design, and the Columbia Museum of Art. Free.