ABOUT THE WORK
For Art Night 2021 The Guerrilla Girls presented The Male Graze, their largest public commission in the UK to date. The Male Gaze explores bad male behaviour focussing on, but not limited to, explorations of British artists and British collections. The work manifested as a website, a live online event and a national series of billboards realised in partnership with galleries and institutions across the country.
On 26 June the Guerrilla Girls shared their trade secrets about how they have used facts and humour to confront racism, sexism and corruption in the art world since the 1980s. They introduced their Art Night commission and finished with a Q & A answering questions from our partner organisations across the UK. A recording of the event will be made available soon.
From 18 June – 18 July, billboards were installed at locations across the country:
- 345 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
- London Bridge / Borough High Street, London, SE1 9OG
- The Anchor Inn, Digbeth – Rea Street, Birmingham, B5 6ET
- 2 Forfar Road, Dundee, DD4 7AR
- Cardiff, x Motorpoint Arena A – Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
- 231 Gallowgate, Barrowlands, Glasgow, G4 OTP
- 1 Warehouse, New Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 6YL
- A209, Lewes (opposite Elephant and Castle pub, adjacent to New Road)
- 1364 Neath Road, Swansea, SA1 2HL (14 June – 27 June)
- 57 Neath Road C/O Lyndu Street, Morriston, SA6 7BH (28 June – 11 July)
- Compton Verney, Warwick, CV35 9HJ
- Headingley Ln., Headingley, Leeds LS6 2AS
- Eastbourne Redoubt, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AQ
ART NEWSPAPER PODCAST
The Guerrilla Girls recently appeared on The Art Newspaper podcast, Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs, where host Aimee Dawson spoke to Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz of the Guerrilla Girls about their ongoing activism and their new billboards for Art Night.
Commissioned by Art Night, and realised in partnership with Towner, Eastbourne; Grand Union, Birmingham; DCA, Dundee; g39, Cardiff; Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; The Tetley, Leeds and Compton Verney, Warwickshire. In collaboration with Jack Arts and with support from Somerset House and the Adonveya Foundation.The billboards are created in collaboration with Jack Arts and the project was developed with support from Somerset House and the Adonveya Foundation.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Guerrilla Girls (est.1985) in New York live and work in LA and New York. The group employs culture jamming in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption. Recent projects include Kochi Biennial, India (2019); Beyond the Streets – New York and LA (2018); Museu de Arte Sao Paolo (2018); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017) and Tate Modern, London (2016).