1. How did the “Art” you choose personify intercultural communication in relation to leadership?
Guerrilla Girls are a social group of artist in the mist of the feminist movement. By the use of art, the artist illustrate the inequality of sex. However, unlike many other groups within the movement, the Guerrilla Girls have personified their own technique to communicate to the world. By wearing masks, and taking the names of famous female artist, the Guerrilla Girls communicate by anonymous publicity with the intention that their viewers will focus on the issues throughout the movement within their art.
2. What concepts from the course topics covered (at the time you go) relate to the “Art” that you observed or participated in?
The concept of gender equality is heavily related and inspired within the visual art represented by the Guerrilla Girls. Within their artwork, the underrepresentation of women is illustrated by posters and billboards from coast to coast raising awareness of gender inequality.
3. In what ways did the art touch on topics of difference, diversity, and liberation?
Within much of their art, the artist use visual representations to illustrate how women are treated unfairly. For an example, in one of their artworks, the artist uses the percentages of women and men who work in the art department of 28 colleges and compares them. The comparison easily dominated by the male sex. They also use visual representations to illustrate how men make more money than women. From much of their art, the Guerrilla Girls gain the attention of many simply by using art to represent gender inequality.
4. How did the “Art” observation make you feel?
As a male, I was a bit disturbed. Personally, I believe in gender equality and I believe I do not attribute to gender inequality. However, their visual representations say other wise. Through facts, and social issues, the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate how much of the public is deceived and unaware of gender inequality and perceive it socially acceptable.
5. What did you learn?
By visiting the Harn Museum, I gained awareness of how gender inequality is still a social issue. Over the years, and throughout our progress, we tend to forget some social issues and or assume they have been addressed. Unfortunately through the art work of the Gorilla Girls, I have found that they have not.
Sorry, Sweetie, Way to go, dude! 1994. Harn Museum of Art. Gainesville, Fl. 31, March 2017.
Women in America earn only 2/3 of what men do. 1985. Harn Museum of Art. Gainesville, Fl. 31, March 2017.
Museums Cave in to Radical Feminists. 2008. Harn Museum of Art. Gainesville, Fl. 31, March 2017.