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Guerilla Girls, the arts group behind the equal rights billboards targeting the politician Michelle Bachmann, opens a new exhibition on January 23 at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Art Museum. The anonymous feminist collective has been creating public artworks for nearly thirty years now, including some of our favorite works visible in the streets. Their new exhibition, titled “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond” will include a multimedia retrospective of their activist works, as well as love letters and hate mail. Here’s the museum’s statement on the show:
Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, 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 recent work, 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 1980s and 90s illustrates the formative development of the group’s philosophy and conceptual approach to arts activism.
Get more information on the show here.
[via News Bureau Illinois]