Wednesday, September 28, 2016
How the Guerrilla Girls Used Ape Outfits to Expose the Art-World Patriarchy
WORD UP: Read Aphra Behn's interview by Nicole Disser in today's BedfordandBowery.com
"“You know, after a while, wearing that rubber gorilla mask is really hard,” said Donna Kaz. She was describing one of the stranger realities of her double life. For the last 20 years, Kaz has worked as an artist/playwright deftly navigating the New York City theater world– this was the serious, successful woman I met at a coffee shop in Midtown last week. But for the rest of it, she’s donned a gorilla mask, deterred neither by sweat nor fear of suffocation. (Hell, even furries, the most diehard animal-suit lovers, agree that wearing such restrictive headgear can be punishing.)"