"Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action" at the Pomona College Museum of Art, by Ashley Solis, IEShineOn.com
"Thirty years ago, we had a new idea about how to construct political art using facts, humor and outrageous visuals. We wanted to change people’s minds about issues,” states Kathe Kollwitz, one of the founders of the feminist art collective the Guerrilla Girls. For those of you who haven't heard of the Guerrilla Girls, they are a group of anonymous feminist, female artists that are focused on dismantling sexism and racism in the art world. They maintain their anonymity by wearing gorilla masks at every appearance and using the names of deceased female artists. Activism, feminism, and art—what more could a feminist arts and community writer ask for? I had an opportunity to not only visit the “Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action” exhibit at the Pomona College Museum of Art in Claremont, I also was afforded the chance to learn more about this feminist art movement through an exclusive interview with Kathe Kollwitz.