Discussion Bound: UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz« Back to Events
Second Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801)
This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Pick up some tasty local fare at the Malaprop’s Café to make the most of your midday break! Books are available at Malaprop’s for a 10% discount.
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz
UN/MASKED follows the surprising 25-year journey of a young, New York City actress swept off her feet by a rising movie star who carries her to Malibu and back for a three-plus year love affair that is both fantastical and physically dangerous. When Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered in Brentwood she hears a bell go off, awakening her angry, activist spirit. Always an outsider, she takes one step further into invisibility and becomes a Guerrilla Girl, a feminist activist who never appears in public without wearing a rubber gorilla mask and who uses the name of a dead woman artist instead of her own. As a Guerrilla Girl, Aphra Behn creates comedic art and theater that blasts the blatant sexism of the theater world while proving feminists are funny at the same time. These two narratives – that of a young victim of domestic violence at the hands of a successful film actor and that of an artist so fed up with sexism in the theater world that she puts on a gorilla mask and takes the name of a dead woman artist to provoke change – have been lived by one woman. Donna Kaz offers her compelling firsthand account – illuminated by more than 30 behind-the-scenes photographs, stickers and posters – of her transition from a silent observer to an unapologetic activist. Moderated by Anna Jahncke, Education Intern.
Planned in conjunction with Hear Our Voice.