August 6, 2018

Purdue Galleries presents Guerrilla Girls exhibition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Galleries, in partnership with Purdue Convocations, will exhibit a selection of work by the Guerrilla Girls.  The exhibition, titled “Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly,” will be in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Stewart Center from Aug. 20-Sept. 22.

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous female artists that use facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.  They have been active for more than 30 years and have reached icon status for their culture-jamming works of protest. In their words, “we undermine mainstream narratives to reveal understories, subtexts, the overlooked and the downright unfair. We believe in intersectional feminism, fighting discrimination and human rights for all people and genders.” Their work has been widely exhibited, including at Tate Modern (London), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), MoMA (New York City), and Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy).

The Purdue Black Cultural Center will host an opening reception for the exhibit at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. At the reception, Shannon McMullen, an associate professor of art, culture and technology, and American studies, will host a panel discussion of the works on exhibit and the Guerrilla Girls’ impact on the art world.    

In addition, Purdue Convocations will be presenting a lecture by the Guerrilla Girls at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13 in the Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. 

The Robert L. Ringel Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All Purdue Galleries exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For class and group visits, contact Erika Kvam at Purdue Galleries at 765-494-3061. For more information, visit http://www.purdue.edu/galleries or follow @PurdueGalleries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Media contact: Joe Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu 

Source: Erika Kvam, 765-494-3061, ekvam@purdue.edu

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