Guerrilla Girls, ‘Guerrilla Girls’ Definition Of Hypocrite’ 1990
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Dearest Art Collector

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Guerrilla Girls
Dearest Art Collector
1986

This is one of thirty posters published in a portfolio entitled Guerrilla Girls Talk Back by the group of anonymous American female artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Tate’s copy is number twelve in the edition of fifty.

You’re Seeing Less Than Half The Picture

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Guerrilla Girls
You’re Seeing Less Than Half The Picture
1989

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

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Guerrilla Girls Review The Whitney

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Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls Review The Whitney
1987

This is one of thirty posters published in a portfolio entitled Guerrilla Girls Talk Back by the group of anonymous American female artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Tate’s copy is number twelve in the edition of fifty.

Guerrilla Girls’ Code Of Ethics For Art Museums

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Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls’ Code Of Ethics For Art Museums
1990

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

Gallery label, June 2011

Guerrilla Girls’ Definition Of Hypocrite

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Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls’ Definition Of Hypocrite
1990

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

Gallery label, June 2011

Behold Man!

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Frances Stark
Behold Man!
2013

Stark’s works often represent the artist’s studio as a site not only of creation, but also of research, inactivity, boredom and desire. Here she represents herself in deep thought surrounded by images of men, paintings by Sylvia Sleigh and photographs of Henri Matisse with his female models. Stark looks back at stereotypes seen in visual culture, such as the active male artist and passive female model and recasts them from her own perspective. The scene also includes images of her assistant Bobby Jesus, who is often the subject and inspiration for her work.

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Selected Wall Collages

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Mary Beth Edelson
Selected Wall Collages
1972–2011

To make these 143 collages, Edelson used found images from a range of different sources. These include ancient mythology, art history, popular culture and nature photography. Artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Lee Krasner appear alongside the ancient Greek trickster-goddess Baubo, Botticelli’s Venus, model and singer Grace Jones and former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Many of the images come from Edelson’s research into the figure of the goddess as a creative force, bridging nature and humanity. The power of the goddess is represented in the overall shape of a wave.

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These Galleries Show No More Than 10% Women Artists Or None At All

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These Galleries Show No More Than 10% Women Artists Or None At All
1985

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

Gallery label, June 2011

Only 4 Commercial Galleries In NY Show Black Women

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Guerrilla Girls
Only 4 Commercial Galleries In NY Show Black Women
1986

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

Gallery label, June 2011

John Russell Thinks Things Are Getting Better For Women Artists

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Guerrilla Girls
John Russell Thinks Things Are Getting Better For Women Artists
1985

Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous activist group who highlight discrimination in the art world. Their targets include artists, gallerists and cultural institutions. Over the years their attacks on sexism have widened to other areas of social, racial and gender-based inequality. These posters were fly-posted overnight in the fashionable New York art district of SoHo. The Guerrilla Girls wear gorilla masks for public appearances and use pseudonyms. They continue to produce publicity exposing discrimination, as well as conducting seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.

Gallery label, June 2011

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Joan Jonas
Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy
1972

This video is based on a 1972 performance, the first in which Jonas used a mixed of pre-recorded and live video images. Here Jonas acts both as a woman in neutral clothes (herself) and as a hyper-feminine character called Organic Honey. The character appears to be obsessed with her own image, multiplied by mirrors and video effects. This work is typical of Jonas’ interest in ritual gestures, as well as in the use of masks, symbolic objects and the act of drawing.

Gallery label, July 2019

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Billie Zangewa
Date Night
2017

Zangewa’s hand-stitched wall hangings show mundane and intimate moments of daily life. She uses her drawings as patterns to create these pieces, destroying them in the process. Though autobiographical, they show common, shared experiences with which viewers can easily identify. Here the artist is seen in her bathtub, with a glass of red wine and a tablet showing a scene from the TV series Game of Thrones propped up on the toilet seat. She is having a ‘date night’ with herself: a private moment of feminist self-affirmation.

Gallery label, July 2019

Art in this room

Dearest Art Collector
Guerrilla Girls Dearest Art Collector 1986
You’re Seeing Less Than Half The Picture
Guerrilla Girls You’re Seeing Less Than Half The Picture 1989
Guerrilla Girls Review The Whitney
Guerrilla Girls Guerrilla Girls Review The Whitney 1987
Guerrilla Girls’ Code Of Ethics For Art Museums
Guerrilla Girls Guerrilla Girls’ Code Of Ethics For Art Museums 1990
Guerrilla Girls’ Definition Of Hypocrite
Guerrilla Girls Guerrilla Girls’ Definition Of Hypocrite 1990
Behold Man!
Frances Stark Behold Man! 2013

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