Absolutely huge local art news last Friday: The Guerrilla Girls, the brilliant anonymous feminist collective that exposes sexism and racism in the art world, in politics, and in pop culture while disguised in gorilla masks will be doing a massive “take over” of our hometown art scene right away in 2016.
And it really is massive, in fact it’s one of the largest arts collaboration to date. We’ll just paste the list so you can appreciate it: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, St. Catherine University Department of Art and Art History, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum as the larger “spearheading” organizations. Additional organizations include Altered Esthetics, Artistry, Bryant Lake Bowl, Carleton College, Christensen Gallery at Augsburg College, Concordia University Gallery, Gamut Gallery, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Instinct Gallery, Intermedia Arts, Juxtaposition Arts, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Public Functionary, Soo Visual Arts Center, St. Olaf College, The Soap Factory, Third Place Gallery, and Waiting Room.
So, basically the majority of the art scene, which is cool. In addition to workshops for teens, there will be newly commissioned Guerrilla Girls work on Hennepin Ave in the downtown MPLS Cultural District, plus others. WAM and the State Theater host public panels and discussions with the Guerrilla Girls, and dozens of related exhibitions and events will also take place at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Instinct Gallery, Juxtaposition Arts, and Minnesota Museum of American Art, among many others.
It’s a part of the Guerrilla Girls 30th Anniversary celebration, and we hope there’s a bunch of “We can’t believe we still have to protest this shit!” signs on display.