Art Term

Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous American female artists who seek to expose sexual and racial discrimination in the art world and the wider cultural arena

Guerrilla Girls, ‘Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?’ 1989
Guerrilla Girls
Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum? 1989
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Formed in New York in the mid 1980s, Guerrilla Girls' members protect their identities by wearing gorilla masks in public and by assuming pseudonyms taken from deceased female figures.

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Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013

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