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UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz

Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

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.

Discussion Bound

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. Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount. To add your name to our Discussion Bound mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

Contact:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Venue:
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café
Address:
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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