|St-Laurent Blvd on Saturday Night|
In addition to featuring local artists Pepita Ferrari, Caroline Martel, Rébecca Déraspe and Andi Gilker, the Café Santropol had put up Guerrilla Girl posters, including the collaborative work with UQAM's art department to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, which Frida Kahlo later signed.
|Our Speaker: Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo|
That's quite a step forward for one of the most important modern art museums in France.
In my research, I found another aspect of the GGs that readers might find humorous: the origin of the gorilla mask. Apparently at one of the meetings in the 1980s, someone had written a sign and inadvertently spelled "guerrilla" as "gorilla." They found this so funny that they decided to maintain their anonymity and don gorilla masks. What better way to attract attention than to wear a gorilla mask with a sundress and strappy sandals.
In the near future, Frida mentioned something about a series of art buildings in Chicago with strictly men's names. The GGs were reportedly going to change this by projecting women's names onto the buildings. I can't wait to see the results....
Guerrilla Girls, Humour and Hope
Publishing: What If...?
Publishing: What's "Good" and "Important" (Stats on the # of books authored by women that are reviewed)
CBC: The Elephant in the Room (Terry Fallis's book beats Carol Shields in Canada Reads)
Reads from Men