Monday, January 13, 2020

Signs 2

Joining Tom at Signs2.
Wordless Wednesday Wordless Be There 2day

Both these posters are by Guerrilla Girls.

Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality into focus within the greater arts community. The group employs culture jamming in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption. To remain anonymous, members don gorilla masks and use pseudonyms that refer to deceased female artists. According to GG1, identities are concealed because issues matter more than individual identities, "[M]ainly, we wanted the focus to be on the issues, not on our personalities or our own work."

I found this one in Stratford ON.

And this on Queen St. W in Toronto.

The Guerrilla Girls call this 1988 poster their all-time favorite. They like it because it reflects discrimination experienced by all kinds of women, both within and outside of the art world. Here the Girls attack not only the difficulties of being recognized as a female artist, but also the difficulties of balancing a professional life with a personal one in a society which undervalues women's contributions. Because of its popularity, it was translated into several languages and shown throughout the world.

Copyright © 1988 by the Guerrilla Girls


  1. I had never heard of them, but they seem to have a sense of humour by the posters they write up. I specially like the first one and hope the owner of the gallery bought more art from women, lol.

  2. Great inscriptions. And very funny too.

  3. I do like their sense of humor, but they do have a serious point.

  4. Ha...I've never heard of!

  5. Women used to write and produce other creative work using a male pseudonym.


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