Imagine you're artists pissed off that almost all the opportunities in the art world go to white men. Imagine you go to a protest outside the Museum of Modern Art after it opens an "international" exhibition in 1984 with 169 artists but only 13 women and 8 artists of color. You see immediately no museum goer even cares! Imagine you have an aha moment and realize there HAS to be a better way - an in-your-face, unforgettable way - to break through people's preconceptions and prove to them that the art system isn't a meritocracy where museums, galleries, critics and collectors always know best.
Quote from Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly
The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous artist activists who use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture. They believe in an intersectional feminism that fights for human rights for all people. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They have done hundreds of projects (street posters, banners, actions, books, and videos) all over the world.
They also do interventions and exhibitions at art museums, blasting them on their own walls for their bad behavior and discriminatory practices, including a stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super rich hijacking art. Their retrospectives and traveling exhibitions have attracted thousands.
Their latest book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly collects hundreds of our projects from 1985 to 2020, and was named one of the best art books of 2020 by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Recently their work was at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel Hong Kong; and many other places. Their motto: Do one thing. If it works, do another. If it doesn't, do another anyway. Keep chipping away!
Monday 03/04, 18.30
STAVROS NIARCHOS HALL GNO
This event is not part of the WOW Festival Pass 2023.
The event will take place in English, with simultaneous translation into EngGreek.
Participants will be able to use translation receivers that will be distributed free of charge on-site.
Stavros Niarchos Hall
of the Greek National Opera
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)
Monday 3 April 2023
General entrance €15, Concessions €10
Concession tickets of 10€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.
Children and companions of persons with disabilities can sit with their chaperones and companions in any zone, with a concessions ticket.
On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.
Printing your tickets
Please download your tickets in a PDF form. You may print them or have them stored into your mobile phone, in order to check in on the day of the event.
- online: www.ticketservices.gr
- by phone: 210 7234567
- Ticket Services box office: 39, Panepistimiu Str, Athens