The Guerrilla Girls operate a Complaints Department in Tate Exchange, inviting individuals and organisations to come and conspire with the Girls, post complaints about art, culture, politics, the environment, or any other issue they care about. Encouragement and some materials will be provided and throughout the week. Thematic discussions encourage participation and assist the public in creating statements and projects to post on rolling bulletin boards. In addition, the Guerrilla Girls will be hosting 'office hours' when you can share your thoughts and complaints with them face to face.
Didn't manage to catch the Guerrilla Girls at Tate Exchange? Watch them in conversation with curator Madeleine Keep in a Facebook Live session, and explore the links between art and activism below.
Office hours (with the Guerrilla Girls):
Wed, Thur, Fri 13.00 –16.00
Saturday: 14.00–17.00 and 18.00–20.00
About Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of women artists formed in 1985 to fight discrimination and corruption in the art world, using facts, humour and outrageous visuals. They’ve produced hundreds of posters, billboards, books, stickers, animations and actions — not just about art, but about politics, film, war, and more. They state that if the history of art doesn’t include all the voices within a culture, then it’s just a history of privilege, power and money. Even though a complete collection of Guerrilla Girls’ posters is in the collection of Tate collection, with several works on display in Tate Modern’s Switch House opening June 2016, they haven’t stopped complaining.
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