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The Art of Behaving Badly by Guerrilla Girls

The Art of Behaving Badly by Guerrilla Girls

October 15 @ 11:00 am October 24 @ 11:00 pm IST

Online gallery of artwork by feminist activist artists who wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humour and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture. This exhibition runs for the duration of the festival, from 15 – 24 October. Hosted by Smashing Times.

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The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. We wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humour and outrageous visuals to expose racism, gender bias and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Our anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who we might be: we could be anyone and we are everywhere.

We believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders. We undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. We have done hundreds of projects (posters, actions, books, videos, stickers) all over the world. We also do interventions and exhibitions at museums, blasting them on their own walls for their bad behaviour and discriminatory practices, including our 2015 stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super-rich hijacking art.

Our retrospectives in Bilbao and Madrid, and our US traveling exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready To Make Nice, have attracted thousands. Recently we produced new street and museum projects at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel Hong Kong; and many other places. What’s next: More creative complaining!! More interventions!! More resistance!!

The Guerrilla Girls’ motto: Do one thing. If it works, do another. If it doesn’t, do another anyway. Keep chipping away. Creative complaining works!

For the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, Guerrilla Girls present 20 artworks in an exhibition called The Art of Behaving Badly. The pieces are available to view on the Smashing Times Virtual Gallery from 15 – 24 October 2021.

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