I have started off by looking further into the Guerrilla Girls, whom are female artists that produce wear Gorilla masks in order to fight for human rights, discrimination and ethnic bias.
Through wearing the Gorilla masks they are able to hide there identity so primal focus is on the current issues in society today. This is done through outrageous visuals; such as posters, images, stickers, videos. Therefore the the issues are at the forefront of the public eye creating a larger awareness
Last year I visited the Guerrilla Girls exhibition at the White Chapel Gallery in London.
I initially heard about the Guerrilla girls and was intrigued but the approach they took and how society reacted upon it. Therefore when visiting the exhibition I kept a footfall of the amount of people who entered the gallery and the amount of woman to men. The ratio was 9 females to 1 males for the hour I was in the gallery. At first this was just for personal interest due to Guerrilla girls being a feminist group; although the Guerrilla girls exhibition at the WhiteChapel pin pointed that men were more likely to be granted an open gallery space in order to support the work they produce. This was very controversial considering it was done in an open gallery on there own walls.
So I questioned:
Why would men want to visit an exhibition proving how curators can be bias in the artists work they choose to be displayed in galleries?