Founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz will talk about their work, their philosophy of activism and their campaign against a lack of ethics in the art world.
When: Wednesday 16 May, 6.00pm
Where: Federation Hall, Grant St, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank
Enquiries: Vikki McInnes 03 9035 9400
Please note: Tickets to this event have SOLD OUT. Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to move the Guerrilla Girls Public lecture to a larger venue. HOWEVER, we will be conducting a live feed of the lecture into Cinema 2 of the VCA's School of Film & Television, adjacent to Federation Hall in Grant Street, Southbank. We'll also be releasing any uncollected tickets to the lecture at 5.55pm.
The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. They use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture.
Their work has been disseminated around the world by their tireless supporters. They've appeared at over 90 universities and museums in recent years, as well as in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bitch, Mother Jones and Artforum; on NPR, the BBC and CBC; and in many art and feminist texts.
They are authors of stickers, billboards, many, many posters and other projects (including a large-scale installation for the 2005 Venice Biennale) and several books including The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art, Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes and The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book.
This event is part of an ongoing Humour and Feminism project developed by Laura Castagnini and Vikki McInnes at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, which is supported by a NAVA Curatorial Mentorship Grant.