Organised by Art Night
Guerrilla Girls will share their trade secrets about how they have used facts and humour to confront racism, sexism and corruption in the art world. Special emphasis will be on their Art Night commission, The Male Graze which includes a series of billboards, realised in partnership with museums and galleries across the country, and an interactive website. The billboards ask the public to count women artists and naked female figures in their favourite local or national museums and send the data to the Guerrilla Girls via the website for comment. The website will also document the art world’s enduring love affair with bad male behaviour and give visitors a chance to tell their stories, make comments and offer apologies if needed.
At the end of the presentation there will be a 30 minute Q and A where the Guerrilla Girls will answer questions pre-selected from partner organisations across the UK.
About the work: The Male Gaze explores bad male behaviour focussing on, but not limited to, explorations of British artists and British collections.
About the artist: The Guerrilla Girls (est.1985) in New York, they live and work in LA and New York.The group employs culture jamming in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption. Recent projects include Kochi Biennial, India (2019); Beyond the Streets - New York and LA (2018); Museu de Arte Sao Paolo (2018); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017) and Tate Modern, London (2016).
Commissioned by Art Night and realised in partnership with Towner, Eastbourne; Grand Union, Birmingham; DCA, Dundee; g39, Cardiff; Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; The Tetley, Leeds and Compton Verney, Warwickshire. The billboards are created in collaboration with Jack Arts and the project was developed with support from Somerset House and the Adonveya Foundation.