Guerillas in our midst

United States, 1990

Film
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A fascinating exploration of the “art terrorist” activities of the New York Guerrilla Girls, a group of feminist artists who use street theatre and innovative graphics and design to draw attention to the under-representation of women and people of colour in New York art society. Interviews with art collectors, art-house curators and artists reveal the extent to which the tactics of the Guerrilla Girls (who wear gorilla masks to conceal their identity) have forced the established art community in New York to examine their sexist and/or racist assumptions about art. By combining wit, humour and style with politics the Guerrilla Girls are part of a radical street culture, who, along with such artists as Act-Up’s Gran Fury, are altering the graphic landscape of contemporary New York City.

Credits

production company

LD 5 Films

producer/director

Amy Harrison

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302898

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → African American art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Marketing

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Performance art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Women artists

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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