Flick your trench coat out and show us your feminist form.
These #urbannasty gorilla artists (pun intended) are the original feminist artist activists, using humour and the zoological absurd to expose sexism, racism and corruption in art, politics and pop culture. @guerrillagirls have been swinging through the treetops of social and political inequality around for over 30 years with over 55 anonymous members donning the guise of the troglodyte (adopted after a misprint of their name) in a crusade for intersectional feminism and human rights. Their iconic work “Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?” in 1989 (where they rightfully highlighted that less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female) made them urban power players and art royalty…and in the grand arena of irony, they’ve taken their place - as these Ivy League players are now being purchased by the major league pretenders in the art world including: the Tate, Whitney, and even floating their wares over to Venice Biennale. Can’t see them stopping beating their chests against the patriarchy any time soon - and nor would we want them to. We need feisty gorilla’s going guerrilla now, more than ever…though apparently finding good gorilla masks ain’t as easy as it used to be.