Not Ready to Make Nice: 30th Anniversary of Guerrilla Girls

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May 15 2015

NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: GUERRILLA GIRLS BIRTHDAY
30 YEARS AND STILL COUNTING!

BLOWOUT PARTY WITH DJ AND CAKE!
Friday, May 15 8-10 PM • ABRONS ARTS CENTER 466 GRAND ST, NY

ALSO AT ABRONS ARTS CENTER 466 GRAND ST, NY
• May 1-17, 2015: Pop Up Exhibition of GG work 1985-2015
• May 17: Exhibition walkthroughs 3pm

ON NY STREETS
• From May 2: Stealth projections with The Illuminator and street stickering.
SEE OUR STICKER CAMPAIGN

In May 1985 we put our first posters up on the streets of New York and everyone went bananas. We’ve been fighting discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture ever since. Some things have changed but there is still so much to do!

Over the first two weeks of May, 2015, we’ll open a pop-up exhibition at the Abrons Arts Center; slap up and give out stickers art-shaming billionaire collectors, galleries and museums; and make surprise appearances around town, joining forces with other activist groups to expose corruption in today’s art world. This birthday craziness will culminate in a blowout party Friday, May 15, from 8-10 pm complete with music, DJ, cake and more.

The Abrons exhibition will include almost 100 posters, stickers and billboards from 1985 to 2015, and a wall where anyone can write us a message or complain about issues they care about. There will be a video showing our projects in situ, along with clips of hotshot gallery owners making totally embarrassing statements.

Things have improved for women and artists of color over the last thirty years, but let's face it, the celebrity-obsessed art market and the galleries and museums that fuel it, really SUCK! White guys still get most of the big money, and for sure the biggest opportunities. Super rich art collectors have too much control over museums and what is collected as the art of our time. That’s a lousy way to write the history of a culture as diverse as ours.

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