Sep 6th 2011

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. Wearing gorilla masks in public, and taking the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms, they use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.

Their interactive extravaganza follows the opening of Unfinished Business: Arts Education, a new community-curated, participatory art exhibition that explores the importance of the arts and insists on cultural rights for all. The exhibit features interviews with some of Chicago’s most scintillating teaching artists juxtaposed with profiles of Hull-House arts education reformers; the Hull-House Pop-up Print Shop, an installation co-curated by David Jones at Anchor Graphics, that will have a working relief printing press that visitors will use to print postcards designed by local artists; and a Community Loom, three floor-to-ceiling looms, designed and built by artist Alexis Ortiz. Visitors will be able to learn a simple Guatemalan weaving technique and contribute to a large-scale woven map of Chicago.

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