‘Guerrilla Girls’ performance moves to Telfair Peet Theatre

Published: November 16, 2017
Updated: November 20, 2017
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will present “Making Trouble with the Guerrilla Girls” on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at Telfair Peet Theatre. The art museum is bringing in one of the anonymous artists, also known as Frida Kahlo, to perform a “one girl gig” in observance of the 125 Years of Auburn Women. The event is open to the public, and free advance tickets are available at www.jcsm.auburn.edu. A pop-up Museum Shop will feature masks, pins, scarfs, mugs and other official Guerrilla Girls merchandise.

Since 1985, a group of anonymous feminist women artists from New York City have been publically calling attention to the inequities of the art world. Donning gorilla masks and taking pseudonyms of dead women artists, the group employs guerrilla tactics, inundating public spheres with posters, books, stickers and performances exposing the scarcity of women artists in museums and galleries and the over-representation of the female body in the same places. The group has produced over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Bilbao, Rotterdam and Shanghai

During her performance at the Telfair Peet Theatre, the Guerrilla Girl will talk about her experience, their invasion of the Oscars™ with a billboard and sticker campaign about discrimination in Hollywood and about their 17-foot posters at the 2005 Venice Biennale.

This museum program is supported in part by the Auburn Alumni Association and Women’s Studies at Auburn University. Special thanks to the Department of Theatre. Open parking will be available at 901 S. College St. with a limited courtesy shuttle by Tiger Transit running to the theatre between 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Before 5 p.m., guests may park at the top of the stadium parking deck, located at the end of Duncan Drive. For more information, call 334-844-7075.