HKU Faculty of Arts [UOB Behind the Scenes Lecture Series: Guerrilla Girls on 26 March 2018]
[UOB Behind the Scenes Lecture Series] Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Play Nice on 26 March 2018
We are very excited to have The Guerrilla Girls, as our guest speakers of the "UOB Behind the Scenes Lecture Series" this March at HKU!
FREE admission. Seats are limited, register now!
Date: 26 March 2018 (Monday)
Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, the University of Hong Kong
Speaker: The Guerrilla Girls
Free Admission. Registration Required.
The Guerrilla Girls (GG) is an anonymous group of female artists who use facts, humor and outrageous (but fun) visuals to speak about gender and ethnic bias in the arts (which includes film and pop culture). Formed in New York City in 1985, the GG wear gorilla masks in public, hiding their identity in order to keep the focus on the issues, and because in theory, we are and can all be GG who want to draw attention to the gender inequality that exists not in perception but in institutional structures.
They are internationally well known, appearing in all major art events and in different educational and cultural institutions. They have appeared at the Cambridge University, Tate (London), Venice Biennale, Walker Art Center and across the globe in America, Europe, and South America. They have appeared on front pages of newspapers, appeared on national television as well as engage with the larger public in diverse means. The GG are covered in a range of different media, from fashion magazines to university newspapers, and public mass media. This speaks to their ability to reach an audience that goes beyond the art world. This will be their inaugural visit to Asia and we are proud that they have agreed to have their first performance in Asia at The University of Hong Kong.
Please contact Ms. Angela Chau ([email protected]).
More about the lecture series: http://arts.hku.hk/knowledge-exchange/behind-the-scenes-lecture-series/2...