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Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous group of radical feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality into focus within the greater arts community. The group employs culture jamming in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption. To remain anonymous, members don gorilla masks and use pseudonyms that refer to deceased female artists. According to GG1, identities are concealed because issues matter more than individual identities, "[M]ainly, we wanted the focus to be on the issues, not on our personalities or our own work."

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Unlock Art: What's so Funny?

Tamsin Greig finds the funny side of art

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Unlock Art: Where are the women?

Jemima Kirke, the British-born American artist and actress best known for her role as Jessa Johansson on the HBO television ...

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Museums and Art History Study Day – Part 5: The Guerrilla Girls

Session 4: The Guerrilla Girls: Speakers: Kathe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo, The Guerrilla Girls

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UBS Openings: Saturday Live: The Guerrilla Girls: Your Cultural Conscience

The Guerrilla Girls are the original antidote to art-world injustice. Formed in New York in 1985, they adopted the names ...

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