The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover continues with Takeover Week running February 29–March 6, 2016. On Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., founding Guerrilla Girls members will stir up audiences with one of their signature multi-media gigs.
More than 30 large and small Minnesota arts and cultural organizations are participating in this project to celebrate the Guerrilla Girls’ 30th Anniversary as an activist art collective. As part of the Takeover and beginning in January, the partners in this historic collaboration are offering more than 50 exhibitions, discussions, performances and activities inspired by the Guerrilla Girls’ body of work.
The Guerrilla Girls protect their individual identities by wearing gorilla masks in public and by adopting the names of deceased famous female figures such as Edmondia Lewis, Zubeida Agh and Frida Kahlo. During the State Theatre event, the feminist masked avengers will share how they’ve used facts, humor and fake fur to expose discrimination and corruption in the art world and beyond. The Guerrilla Girls offer a manifesto about why, especially today, everyone needs to become an activist. Questions are encouraged.