Event InformationWHEN: Monday, June 24, 2019 | 7:00PM-8:00PM
WHERE: Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
this event is open to the SIA community of alumni, students, prospective students, faculty, and friends
Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York thrilled to host the iconic feminist artist collective Guerrilla Girls.
Sotheby's Summer Institute is pleased to present Artist Speaker Series, conversations between Tim Goossens and artists working in various media. Stay tuned for the rest of the series on July 8 and July 22.
The second artists in the series are feminist activist trailblazers, the Guerrilla Girls. Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls have been using facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Their anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who they might be: they could be anyone and they are everywhere. Over 55 people have been members over the years, some for weeks, some for decades.
They have done hundreds of projects all over the world, as well as interventions and exhibitions at museums, including their 2015 stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super rich hijacking art. Their retrospectives in Bilbao and Madrid, and their US traveling exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready To Make Nice, have attracted thousands of visitors. Recently, they produced new street and museum projects at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel Hong Kong; and many other places. Newly commissioned work will be on view this summer in New York in the major Beyond The Streets exhibition.
* This event is open to the SIA community of alumni, students, prospective students, faculty, and friends. Please note that seats are limited and are on first come first served basis.