GUERRILLA GIRLS / The Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria...
The Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria and How It Was Cured: From Ancient Times Until Now
The Guerilla Girls storybook about how female bodies have been treated and mistreated over the centuries. Published to coincide with the exhibition: The Guerrilla Girls and La Barbe, at mfc-michèle didier, September 9-November 12, 2017
The Guerrilla Girls define themselves as a feminist activist group “using facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.” The group of anonymous activists well known for wearing a gorilla mask in public appearances was formed in 1985 in the aftermath of protests in response to an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1984. Titled “An International Survey of Recent Paintings and Sculpture,” curated by Kynaston McShine, it included 165 artists, only 13 of them women.
Learn more about The Guerrilla Girls here (link)