Guerrilla Girls - Culture jamming the world of art
The Guerrilla Girls is a feminist activist art collective. Over 55 people have been members of the collective since its formation in 1985. The group uses 'culture jamming' in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption in the art world, keeping a focus on the message by never revealing individual identities (gorilla masks are always worn by members in public). The collective has done over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, as well as projects and exhibitions that point out discriminatory practices within the museums and galleries. One of the collective's pieces, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?" (1989) is being exhibited as part of The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate on at the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi O Tamaki, until July 16.