The F* word
Guerrilla Girls and Feminist Graphic Design
17.2.23 – 17.9.23
"Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?" With their legendary 1989 poster, the activist group Guerrilla Girls drew attention in New York City to the fact that although women are a popular motif in art, very few female artists are exhibited in museums, galleries and art institutions. For more than 30 years, the internationally known collective from the USA have been dedicating themselves to humorous, enlightening and reproachful works that uncover sexism, racism and discrimination as well as the abuse of power and rampant corruption in the art world. For the MK&G, the Guerrilla Girls are now developing a work that will take a critical look at the museum’s own collection. In the exhibition "The F* word – Guerrilla Girls and Feminist Graphic Design" at the MK&G, the collective’s posters will form the starting point for a group show encompassing some 400 works dating from 1870 to the present day.
The exhibition is being designed in collaboration with O.F.I.S., Rimini Berlin is developing the exhibition graphics and an "exhibition within the exhibition" on women type designers, and Distaff Studio is devising the art education stations.
Images: Exhibition views, Photo: Henning Rogge