Wolfville, NS, September 4, 2009 -- The Acadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present an exclusive exhibition, public performance and workshop of the Guerrilla Girls beginning September 17, 2009. Established in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an internationally recognized group of artists, known for their use of printed media with strong text and graphics to promote awareness of women and people of colour in the arts, as well as other issues of inequality in culture and politics. Their work has been presented in venues such as the Tate Modern, Pompidou Centre and the Venice Biennale - and now the Guerrilla Girls will present their work at Acadia University Art Gallery!
An exhibition presenting highlights of the graphics of the Guerrilla Girls will be on display from September 17 – November 1st, 2009. There will be an opening reception with two of the original founding members of the Guerilla Girls on September 17th at 7pm. On September 18th at 7pm they will present a public talk and performance at the Festival Theatre. The event is free, but you must get a ticket from the Acadia University Art Gallery. The Guerrilla Girls will also lead two hands-on art workshops on September 19th, registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the gallery directly, or check out our website http://gallery.acadiau.ca for full details.
The Acadia University Art Gallery recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage. In addition we also are grateful to the following supporters: Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Office of the Vice President Academic, Acadia University Faculty Association Women’s Committee and Members/Friends of the Acadia University Art Gallery.
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