Guerrilla Girls Opening Reception

August 30, 2012

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond


Reception: Thursday, August 30, 5-8 pm
On View: August 25 – December 15, 2012
Montserrat and Schlosberg Galleries
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA

SAVE THE DATE for the Academic Symposium
Art As Activism Key Note: Guerrilla Girls
October 26 + 27, 2012

Not Ready to Make Nice, is a multimedia, expansive exhibition which illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist collective Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever. Curated by Neysa Page Lieberman from Columbia College Chicago, the exhibition is traveling exclusively to Montserrat College of Art Galleries. Not Ready to Make Nice illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change.

Focusing primarily on work from the past decade, the exhibition features rarely shown international projects that trace the collective’s artistic and activist influence around the globe. In addition, a selection of iconic work from the 80’s and 90’s illustrates the formative development of the group’s philosophy and conceptual approach to art activism. The exhibition is further punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous Actions, behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions.

Spanning four galleries, artwork is organized by theme: Montserrat Gallery features work related to the visual art world, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery focuses on documentary materials and publications. The Frame 301 will feature a selection of their famous black and white posters for the month of October, while the 301 gallery will feature a selection of major recent banners and billboards. The exhibition is part of a college-wide semester-long focus on Art and Activism.

The exhibition will be accompanied by public programming, workshops and most notably an academic symposium: Agents of Change: Art As Activism with a keynote presentation by the Guerrilla Girls, which will be held on October 26 + 27. Guerrilla Girls Keynote Friday, October 26, 8pm.

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