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GUERRILLA GIRLS AND BRAINSTORMERS GET MAD!

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BRAINSTORMERS AND GUERRILLA GIRLS "GET MAD"
OUTSIDE THE BRONX MUSEUM MAY 17, 2008
ON THE STREETS OF CHELSEA SEPTEMBER 13, 2008

A STREET ACTION FOR FEMINISTS & ANTI-FEMINISTS! EVERYONE WELCOME!

Think galleries show too few women artists? Help us send them a message.

Fill out postcards -- mad lib style -- to the most discriminating NYC galleries.
Many still show 80% men or more.

Or...think museums have had too many feminist shows? Join our picket line.

We've created a new protest group called MAN (Male Art Now.) MAN has had it
with so many 100% women feminist museum exhibitions….what do they have to do
with today’s gallery scene OR the art market? MAN demands that museums go
back to business as usual, showing tons of male artists.

Some art world stats:

Percentage of male artists at NYC galleries:
Tony Shafrazi 95%
Rare Gallery 89%
Leo Koenig 87%
John Connelly Presents 86%
Anton Kern 86%
Marlborough 86%
Matthew Marks 85%
Mary Boone 83%
Derek Eller 82%
Gagosian 82%
Team 81%
...the list goes on and on

Percentage of male artists in major museums:
National Gallery, D.C. permanent collection 99%
Met. Museum Modern & Contemporary galleries 97%
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles 87%
MoMA New York permanent collection 86%
MoMA, Whitney, Guggenheim solo exhibitions (2007-8) 81%

Feminist shows at major museums:
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MOMA/PS1 0% men
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum 0% men
Making It Together, Women’s Collaborative Art & Community, Bronx Museum 0% men

 

The Brainstormers are a collective who, through public performance, exhibition, publications and
video, have rekindled a discussion of gross gender inequities in the contemporary art world.

The Guerrilla Girls have for over 20 years used provocative text, visuals, and humor in the service
of feminism and social change -- in the visual arts and beyond. With more than 100 posters,
numerous books, billboards and lots of other actions under their belts, they also create large-scale
installations for international exhibitions like the Venice Biennale.