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GUERRILLA GIRLS TO BRING FEMINIST ISSUE
TO FOREFRONT AT SRU LECTURE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Guerrilla Girls, who
have been reinventing feminism since 1985, will bring their
thought-provoking presentation to Slippery Rock University at 3:30
p.m., Nov. 4 as way of fighting discrimination with facts, humor --
and fake fur.
free presentation, open to the regional community, will be held in
Swope Recital Hall. The address is sponsored by SRU’s College
of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, the President’s
Commission of the Status of Women, the Office of Diversity and
Equal Opportunity, the Honors Program, Women Studies Program and
the art and English departments.
group of anonymous females takes on the names of dead women artists
and appears in public wearing gorilla masks, then use humor to
convey information, provoke discussion and show that feminists can
be funny. The masks are worn to focus on the issues rather than the
personalities of the participants according to the group’s
printed story. The group has dubbed itself the “conscience of
its 18 years, the group has produced more than 100 posters,
stickers, books and print projects that expose sexism and racism in
the art world, films, politics and the culture at large. Their
posters are part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the
Library of Congress, the Getty Museum and the New York Public
Library. The group has been featured in Vogue, Esquire, the New
York Times, Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker and has been
featured on both U.S. and worldwide television and radio stations.
A film about the group, “Guerrillas In Our Midst,” has
won numerous awards.
Girls’ books include, “Confessions of the Guerrilla
Girls,” and “Guerrilla Girls Bedside Companion to the
History of Western Art. A work titled “Guerrilla Girls’
Guide to N.Y.C. Museums” is due in 2004.
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