The New York-based Guerrilla Girls (self-styled "conscience of the art world") use humor, renegade tactics, and the element of surprise to spread their indictment of sexism and racism in both the art world and the culture at large. Oh yes, and they wear scary gorilla masks. Founded in 1985, they have
A provocateur par excellence, Joseph Beuys never ceased to emphasize the act of art or to conceive of art itself as an action. His entire oeuvre aims at dissolving the distinction between art and life, at recognizing creativity in every milieu, whether it be in the way an artist paints a canvas or a
"The choice of a new generation." It's the cheesiest!" "You are not yourself." Guess which one of these catchy slogans came from Barbara Kruger. Here's a hint: it made you paranoid.
Kruger combines unsettling slogans with found or fabricated images from popular culture -- photographs from magazin