Exhibition Offers History Of Protest Art

The role of art in confronting important political and social issues is brought to the forefront at a new exhibition at the Whitney in New York. “An Incomplete History of Protest” examines who artists have become activists in order to help create a batter future. One example from the show: The Clocktower Gallery, an alternative art space in Lower Manhattan, invited the Guerrilla Girls to respond to the 1987 Whitney Biennial, in which only 24% of the works on view were by women artists. Deploying their characteristic directness for Guerrilla Girls Review the Whitney, they created a poster of a woman in a gorilla mask pointing at a banana.

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