January 24 through April 6, 2014
Guest Curator: Neysa Page-Lieberman
Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative, and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. 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.
The exhibition is further 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” and are invited to contribute their own voices to multiple interactive installations. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever.
Sponsored in part by the John E. Moyer Sr. and Chris Moyer Endowment and Krannert Art Museum and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency