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Aug 27

“Trade Secrets” with Guerrilla Girls’ Frida Kahlo

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The Guerrilla Girls’ Frida Kahlo gives a multimedia presentation about the group’s arts activism.

Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artist activists who work to expose gender biases and discrimination in art and culture. They wear gorilla masks and adopt the names of prominent female artists.

At this hybrid event, the Guerrilla Girls’ Frida Kahlo will give a multimedia presentation about the group’s decades of arts activism, sharing “trade secrets” about how the Guerrilla Girls use facts and humor to confront racism, sexism, and corruption in the art world.

The event will take place in person at Epsilon Spires (190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT) and via Zoom. Tickets are available for in-person attendance, Zoom attendance, and, for a limited number of participants, attendance at a special in-person reception after the talk.

The Guerrilla Girls use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals, and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture. They believe in an intersectional feminism that fights for human rights for all people. They have done hundreds of projects (street posters, banners, actions, books, and videos) all over the world. They also carry out “interventions” at art museums, including a stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality. Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly, was named one of the best art books of 2020 by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Recently, their work was exhibited at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; and Art Basel Hong Kong.

ADMISSION: $25 for in-person talk, $10 for students, $5 for Zoom talk. $50 for in-person talk and reception.

Banner image: Guerrilla Girls at the Abrons Art Center, 2015. Photo © Andrew Hinderaker

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