Guerrilla Girls co-founder to speak at Krannert Art Museum
CHAMPAIGN — One of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, the anonymous collective of arts activists who have championed feminism and social change in the art world for nearly three decades, will speak twice Thursday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive.
At 2 p.m., the Guerrilla Girl known as "Frida Kahlo" will engage with visitors in the museum's East Gallery for a conversation about her work and the exhibition "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond."\
At 7 p.m. Thursday, she will present in the auditorium on the lower level of the museum a multimedia retrospective of the Guerrilla Girls' work as curator Neysa Page-Lieberman of Columbia College interviews "Kahlo" about her arts activism on behalf of the revolutionary group.
All presentations as well as the exhibition are free and open to the public. "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond," illuminates the work of the Guerrilla Girls artists.
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.