Verge Center for the Arts is pleased to bring Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman, to Sacramento.
This exhibition is a major presentation of the collective, which illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. A selection of the group’s most iconic campaigns and actions from the 80’s and 90’s foregrounds their most daring and rarely seen international projects, which trace the Guerrilla Girls’ artistic and activist influence around the globe. The exhibition’s installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the- scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” drawn from almost three decades of humorous, heart-warming and shocking communications, and are invited to contribute their own views to an interactive wall installation. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever.
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 6-9PM
ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 7:30PM, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO, UNIVERSITY BALLROOM