MINNEAPOLIS, December 15 2015—The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover will launch January 21-22, 2016 with Kickoff events hosted by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rochester Art Center, and Walker Art Center.
From January through March 2016, the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover will include over thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities in celebration of the Guerrilla Girls’ 30th anniversary as an activist art collective. From small non-profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and race inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented. Over this eight week period over fifty exhibitions, discussions, performances and special events will take place.
The project will culminate with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover Week from February 29 – March 6, 2016 with the unveiling of commissioned Made Here storefronts and public discussions and events with the Guerrilla Girls at the Weisman Art Museum on March 2, and at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre on March 5, with tickets on sale January 21. Related exhibitions and events during the Takeover Week will take place at Artistry, Bryant Lake Bowl, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis Central Library, Instinct Gallery, Intermedia Arts, and Soo Visual Arts Center, among many other participating organizations. For complete information on the project, tickets and satellite site programming, please visit ggtakeover.com.
GUERRILLA GIRLS TWIN CITIES TAKEOVER KICKOFF
January 21-22, 2016
The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover Kickoff includes free exhibition openings and youth-oriented events at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rochester Art Center, and Walker Art Center. The Minneapolis Institute of Art will unveil a ReMix organized by the Guerrilla Girls; the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will open an exhibition of student work created in response to the Guerrilla Girls and Stepping Back, Looking Forward: Honoring Feminist Vision, a group exhibition organized by the Minnesota Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art; the Minnesota Museum of American Art will open the exhibition Material Mythologies featuring the work of five American female artists from around the country; the Rochester Art Center will open the exhibitions Amanda Curreri: The Calmest of Us Would Be Lunatics and Charles Philippe Jean Pierre: The Feminist followed by a panel with the Guerrilla Girls; and the Walker Art Center will unveil an installation of the Guerrilla Girls’ recently acquired poster archive in the exhibition Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.
MEDIA CONTACTS - KICKOFF EVENTS
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
Rochester Art Center
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis