The Guerrilla Girls wear masks to protect their identities.
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Activists or Artists?
The Guerrilla Girls blur the line between art and politics

In April 1985, the Guerrilla Girls papered the streets of New York City with their first poster. On it, they accused curators at the Museum of Modern Art of favoring male artists. They pointed out that the museum included 165 artists in a major exhibition that year. Only 13 of them were women.

The Guerrilla Girls’ posters often look like public service announcements or advertisements. The Guerrilla Girls use bold type and incorporate humor and data to make a statement. “We’re trying to change people’s minds by using facts that they maybe won’t have seen and presenting them in an interesting way,” explains the Guerrilla Girl who calls herself Käthe Kollwitz.

More than 30 years later, the group’s core message is still about inequality in the arts. They created the poster above in 2015, demonstrating that women are still under-represented in big museum shows. But something has changed since 1985: Today, the Guerrilla Girls’ posters hang in the museums that they criticize.

Many critics say that by allowing museums to show their work, the Guerrilla Girls have sold out. Others argue that if curators display the Guerrilla Girls’ posters in museums, their work itself has become art. Even members of the collective aren’t sure if they’re producing art. “We would always talk about whether what we were doing was politics or art,” explains Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo. “We could never agree on it.”

What do you think? Are the Guerrilla Girls artists, activists, or both?

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1. Why might the Guerrilla Girls be considered artists?
2. Why might the Guerrilla Girls be considered activists?
3. Are the Guerrilla Girls artists, activists, or both? Why?


I think they are activists because they are trying to make a statement by posting their posters in different museums that have paintings from more male then female artists.
Posted by: Gigi D. | September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM
I think they're both. They have tried once and didn't succeed so they're trying again which means they want to succeed and become an artist. I think they could have a chance if they would be patient and do something that will help them. They could come up with a better idea which might help them out. I also think that is they can get sold out they could become pretty big/good artists.
Posted by: Ashlee H. | September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM
I think that they are artists because there stuff is hanging up in a art museums and if they weren't artists then it wouldn't be there...unless they payed them a lot of money.
Posted by: Amber H. | September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM
I think they are activists, they just want attention.
Posted by: Jessica L. | September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM
1. They are artists because the posters are in museums 2. They are activists because their posters look like psa's or advertisements. 3. Artists, their posters are fun to look at but actually have a meaning
Posted by: Zoee G. | September 26, 2016 at 7:56 PM
1. They made a poster that technically is art because its a "picture". It depends on how you take the idea/topic of art. 2. Because they trying to make a point and fight for there rights. There art trying to 'fight' about the museum favoriting men artists. 3. I think the Guerrilla Girls are a little bit of both in some ways. Because they could be trying to make a point and starting a rally, or just making art.
Posted by: Emma K. | September 26, 2016 at 7:57 PM
I don't think that the Guerrilla Girls are artists because all they did was make a poster about how men and woman are not equally treated. They helped both men and women get their art favored. neither because they didn't make art.
Posted by: Tayler M. | September 26, 2016 at 7:57 PM
They are creating art to show others. They show others what they want them to see. They are making their art for women's equality. They want more women artists to be shown. They are both. Because not only are they making art for the people they are also acting out about what they want people to know. They want more women's art in big museums.
Posted by: Marlene F. | September 26, 2016 at 7:57 PM
1. Because they are artists in there own way. 2. Because they like to do things for there career. 3. Both because they don't need paint to be an artists
Posted by: Ben M. | September 26, 2016 at 7:58 PM
1) I think that they are artists, because they made a poster, and created it, and put color, and detail on it. Thats considered art. Making something, and putting it together is considered art. I honestly think that thats why. Because they created something, and it had something to do with art, and people liked it. 2) Because, an activists is a person who campaigns into some kind of social change. It's something to be used as with posters, and other things. Their puttting something and making it a commutunity thing. 3) I think that the Guerrilla's are both. I think that because they both have the ideas of the both things. (if that makes sense). Because as I said before, it;s something that is put together made into a communtiy "presentation" and it has art on it. It makes sense, because just honestly I think their both.
Posted by: Tejanna H. | September 26, 2016 at 7:58 PM
They are considered artists because they are creative. Anyone who is creative is an artist. I think that they are activists because they are trying to change the way people look at it Because they just are. It is as simple as that.
Posted by: Jace H. | September 26, 2016 at 7:59 PM
I think that the Guerrilla girls are both. Still, I will be writing about all three of what they may or may not be. 1. The Guerrilla girls are artists, because they make art of their own, in words, and with their Guerrilla masks :). They don't have to be doing what they are doing, yet they still are, and are doing it for art. 2. They are activists, because they are trying to change something with words, not going to the courthouse, or something similar to that. 3. They are both, because they are trying to create change, but are also using art.
Posted by: Anna S. | September 26, 2016 at 7:59 PM
1-They make posters for the public to see. 2-They are trying to change people's mind, and make sure there is more equality in the art world. 3-They are both, because they make art work, and try to change people's mind of women artists.
Posted by: Logan B. | September 26, 2016 at 7:59 PM
they could be artists because people like their pictures and items, they could be activists because they want to have a say in this situation they want to be heard and will stand for it. They are both, people have different opinions on them.
Posted by: Hunter G. | September 26, 2016 at 8:01 PM
They might be considered artists because of all of the posters they make and because they are mad because male art was in the museums more than female art.Because the whole reason why they started it was because of more males in museums than females.I think they are just activists because like i said the only reason why they started the group was because the males were in the museums more than females
Posted by: JJ R. | September 26, 2016 at 8:01 PM
They are activists and artists. The girls made a poster and hid their identity, because they wanted no one to know them. They do know that they are girls. They are artists, because they made a poster and put it in a museum. They are activists, because they are girls and they put a poster in a male only museum.
Posted by: Chauncey . | September 26, 2016 at 8:02 PM
I think that they are sending out their messages in museums and in many other ways to be activists. They are proving points and I think that's very important. But, I also think that they are both artists, because their art involved in their messages as well. By sending out their message of equality for women artists, they are getting more people to come to their shows. The people coming to their shows probably saw their statements and posters in the museums or wherever else they put them. Those are the reasons I think they are both artists and activists.
Posted by: Rose G. | September 26, 2016 at 8:03 PM
1. Yes because they made signs with artistic things on it. 2. Yes because they are making posters to explain that they should recognize women more in the art world and more. 3. Both because they are spreading there awareness by making creative posters.
Posted by: Koal K. | September 26, 2016 at 8:04 PM
I think that what the Guerrilla girls did was right and was glad they fought for the woman artists
Posted by: Katelyn.H . | September 26, 2016 at 8:05 PM
I think the Guerrilla girls should be artist no matter what. They made a poster with art on it. Anybody is an artist. The Guerrilla Girls can be considered activists because they dress in those silly costums. I think they are both artists and activists because they make people laugh and they make art.
Posted by: Lakota.M . | September 26, 2016 at 8:05 PM
I think they are artists, because they got there own poster. Made by art, by Museum of Modern Art. Also, with activists, cause they did it for a reason. To inspire what ever they wanted to inspire. Plus one of the Guerrilla Girls (Käthe Kollwitz) explained that there trying to change people's minds by using facts that they maybe won't have seen and presenting them in a interesting way. They are both, as I just explained. They wanted to inspire people by dressing up as Gorillas, and then a male artist making a poster (out of art) out of them.
Posted by: Aidan G. | October 10, 2016 at 5:23 PM
I think the women did what was right and am very happy they fought for women arts.
Posted by: Jayda R. | October 10, 2016 at 5:24 PM
They are obviously both. The text states their work is proven art, cluing they are artists and also they criticize other people's beliefs and theories or ideas. They act like they are both and the text proves it. In conclusion, they are about 30% artist and 70% activist.
Posted by: Logan M. | October 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM
I think that the Guerrilla Girls are /both/ artists and activists. I think they are artist like because they use bold lettering to catch the viewers attention. The Guerrilla Girls creatively make posters, while at the same time spreading information and awareness, like an activist would. They want to make sure that their information is seen, so they use tactics that an artist would. Such as in their piece "Conscience of the Art World", using bold text, and incorporating humor into their posters. I really think that the Guerrilla Girls are both artists and activists.
Posted by: Osmond E. | October 20, 2016 at 8:18 PM
The Guerrilla Girls are unidentified women who fight and demonstrate for the rights of women in the art world. It is argued whether or not they can be considered artists. But they are definitely artists. They create art that makes people feel a way about the treatment of women in art. Because they are creating something they artists. They are also activist because they are demonstrating for the rights of women in art without showing their identity to get credit for it. So they are both activists and artists because of both the art they create and the actions that they take for the art to be seen and heard so that women in art can have a voice.
Posted by: Kelly K. | October 20, 2016 at 8:18 PM
The Guerrilla girls are more than likely considered artists because they use their text and symbols to portray a message and get their ideas across. Yet they can also be considered activists because their art wasn't being featured in museums or anything, they were simply being posted just to expose the museums for not exhibiting more women. personally i think they can be considered both. they get their point across in a non-violent and beautiful way without identity, but all together its not about fame, its about the message. Love your main nerd, Jordan H.
Posted by: Jordan H. | October 20, 2016 at 8:19 PM
The Guerrilla Girls are both artists and activists. They are artists in the way that they use creative ways to spread their messages. Some people just give you facts in a speech, while the Guerrilla Girls use bold type and humor that can easily catch the viewers' eyes. They don't just use posters, they also wear masks and do stage demonstrations to get through to the viewers. They're activists in the way that they are determined to get their beliefs out into the world so it could be changed. Nerves don't face them as they introduce people to facts that were never before released. The Guerrilla Girls want gender inequality to be absent in the art world, so they become artists and activists that way their messages are put out into the world.
Posted by: Aiyanna,Courtnie,Aurora . | October 20, 2016 at 8:21 PM
I don't think that the Guerrilla Girls are artists because all they did was make a poster about how men and woman are not equally treated. They helped both men and women get their art favored. neither because they didn't make art
Posted by: Richard H. | October 25, 2016 at 4:15 PM
They may be considered artist because they hang posters up for everyone to see and admire them which is a sign of art, it may be eye catching. They would be considered activists because they are kind of protesting about women's rights in the museum and how out of 165 artists in a major exhibition and only 11 were women which they thought they were not fair.
Posted by: Beyonce J. | October 25, 2016 at 4:16 PM
They are obviously both. the text states their work is proven art cluing they are artists and also they criticize other people's beliefs and theories or ideas. They act like they are both and text proves it. in conclusion they are about 30% artist and 70% activist.
Posted by: Davion. S. | October 25, 2016 at 4:16 PM
I think they are both. I think they want to stand up to women's rights , because they said in the article that not too many women don't do that kind of stuff. I believe they are artists too because the were in a guerrilla costume and they just came out of a art museum.
Posted by: jimmy r. | October 25, 2016 at 4:17 PM
I think they are activists because they are trying to make a statement by posting their posters in different museums that have paintings from more male then female artists and to get more attention from other people and they use creative ways to spread and show there messages.
Posted by: Quamere.J . | October 25, 2016 at 4:18 PM
I think that there are artits because they are created and have there skills. The guerilla girl are right for the artits.
Posted by: Megan. A. | October 25, 2016 at 4:18 PM
1.They are artist in there own way. 2. There posters look like public service announcements or advertisements 3. Both because they're trying to make a change and using art at the same time
Posted by: Taquan . | October 25, 2016 at 4:18 PM
1. Because they use humor and data to make a statement. 2.Because they use what makes them happy as their art. 3.Both because they use everything artist use and they still do what makes them happy
Posted by: Nehemiah D. | October 25, 2016 at 4:18 PM
I don't think their artist because they didn't paint or draw a picture their just dressed up. But they have the right to speak their mind about certain things but honesty do not know why they dress up as gorilla . ????????
Posted by: Gabriel.A . | October 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM
Because they papered the streets of New York. More than 30 years the group's core is still about inequality.
Posted by: Buck b. | October 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM
1. Yes because they made signs with artistic things on it. 2. Yes because they are making posters to explain that they should recognize women more in the art world and more. 3. Both because they are spreading there awareness by making creative posters.
Posted by: I.F . | October 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM
They are both artists and activists. They are creators, and they have a message that they are spreading. That's really all you need to be an artist or an activist. Anyone who creates is an artist. Anyone advocating for a social or political issue is an activist.
Posted by: Marianne B. | October 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM
The Guerrilla Girls are capable of being considered both activists and artists. They use the artistic abilities they possess to spread awareness of the causes they are active for. Their goals in being activists provide material for their artistic sides to go ham on. They are certainly both as they use text, images, and symbols to convey a message as artists do. They only wish to spread awareness, however, because they have been moved to action through their convictions. They use the skills they possess in both of these field to further their own goals.
Posted by: Xavier J. | October 25, 2016 at 4:24 PM
The girls are both artists and activists because they are supporting a cause in a creative way. They are proving a point but, when they do it they do it in a way different way to draw attention to the cause. They are very powerful girls!
Posted by: Mallory L. | October 25, 2016 at 4:24 PM
1.Because they made the first poster. 2.I think they are activists because they are trying to make a statement by posting their posters in different museums that have paintings from more male then female artists. 3.I think they're both. They have tried once and didn't succeed so they're trying again which means they want to succeed and become an artist.
Posted by: yolgaris.a . | October 25, 2016 at 4:27 PM
They are both because they state their political opinions through art and their good at it they draw and paint about women's rights and how they are mistreated int his world but they display it through something they love.
Posted by: Devin H. | October 25, 2016 at 4:27 PM
The Guerrilla Girls may be considered artist because they make posters and are in advertisments. The Guerrilla Girls may be considered activist because they are tryna make woman feel that they are important to and that they can be activist to. Guerrilla Girls are activist because they are tryna fix that males are mostly artist and that woman can do that to and to let them.
Posted by: bryanav . | October 25, 2016 at 4:27 PM
I think they are activists because they are trying to make a statement by posting their posters in different museums that have paintings from more male then female artists.
Posted by: darnell . | October 31, 2016 at 7:59 PM
Why might the Guerrilla GIrls be considered activist? They ary trying to prove a point, pushing, motivating, and persuading people that women can be artists. They are proving that women should have fair treatment. Are the Guerrilla Girls artists, activist, or both? Why? I think they are both because they are standing up for something and using art to do it. Although they are concealing their identity to prevent verbal and physical harm, they address a topic that they think is unfair in society.
Posted by: Telisha J. | November 4, 2016 at 8:53 PM
Activist or Artists? The Guerrilla Girls could be artists because they have a different style of art.They also make some form of art.They are making posters using words colors, pictures, and material.This can be considered art and why some people say this is art work. They are pushing, motivating, and persuading people to see that women can be artists too.They are concerned with the fair treatment of women.They want to prove there point that women are equal to men. They are saying that they can do as much as we men can do. In April 1985 the Guerrilla Girls created their first poster and they accused curators at the Museum of Modern Art of favoring male.This is why they are considered activists. I think they are activists because they have something to stand up for and they are using the freedom of speech.They are trying to persuade the people that girls are just as good as men. They say it, their self that they are “trying to change people’s minds by using facts that they maybe won’t have seen and they are presenting them in an interesting way.”
Posted by: Joshua S. | November 4, 2016 at 8:56 PM
Guerrilla Girls could be considered artists because they create posters and stage demonstrations to address inequality in the art world. For more that thirty years, the groups core message is still about inequality in the arts, So I think for a group that is so dedicated to the art world and the equality of the art world can be real artists. They also can be considered activists because the “Guerrilla Girls” have something to stand for and don’t just inspire women to stand up for what they believe in for money or for fun. Also, most of their posters are meaningful and persuade the people of the world to believe in them and back them up on their points. I think they can stand for activists more than artists because again they have something to stand up for and I like the way they use their freedom of speech right while fighting and protecting women’s rights.
Posted by: Logan E. | November 4, 2016 at 8:58 PM
“Why might the Guerrilla girls be considered artists?” It’s because they have a different voice and style. Even though they use words, They still use pictures, and colors. Some people might think girls, teenage or women, Might not have a voice in art, or in anything a boy or man can do, but really, they do and they can. Everyone has a voice, even in art. Art is for anyone and everyone, and these girls fight for girls and women, because they want to have fair treatment. You also may be asking“why might the Guerrilla Girls be considered activists?”, It’s because They’re proving their point and persuading people that women can can still put up art in any museums, and unlike others, they actually care for women rights. They fight for what they believe in.Not in a physical form, but in an art form. They don’t care for what others think or feel. Now there’s a question everyone wants to know, “Are the Guerrilla Girls, activists, artists, or both?” I think both, because they’re using art to get a message out there, and They’re putting it in a political rating way. They’re doing it to catch others eyes and inform them that what others are doing is wrong.
Posted by: Robert P. | November 4, 2016 at 9:01 PM
Part I It is possible that some people consider the Guerrilla Girls artists due to how they usually spread their message. They spread messages through posters that are publicly placed in heavily populated areas and in places where a majority of people in those areas are bound to have it catch their eye. They never really spread their message in public themselves but rather use artwork and keep their identities anonymous by covering their faces with gorilla masks and referring to each other by the names of famous, female artists rather than their actual names. In other words, they could be considered artists due to the creative and unusual way they spread their message. Part II Although there are people who believe that the Guerrilla Girls are artists, there are also people who believe that they are activists. These people could consider the Guerrilla Girls activists because the posters they use usually have more of an emphasis on spreading their message rather than getting complemented on its appearance. In addition, the fact that they tend to have a need to seal their identities with gorilla masks and false names also points out how they might be more of a group of activists than a group of artists. Those who believe that the girls are activists theorize that the reason behind this is to protect themselves from physical attacks from individuals who have beliefs that oppose those of the girls. Part III In my honest opinion, I believe that the Guerrilla Girls are activists due to how their posters usually focus more on spreading messages rather than showing creativity. Posters created by the Guerrilla Girls tend to lack actual artwork and replace that with evidence that proves their claims correct. Although they do use public posters to pronounce their claims into the world, they tend to have more of a moral behind their work and seem to care more about getting their point across rather than showing off their talent.
Posted by: Nick S. | November 4, 2016 at 9:09 PM
1. The Guerrilla Girls might be considered artists because art is defined as expressing your creative skill and imagination. The Guerrilla Girls show their creativity and imagination by making posters. Making posters is technically art. They are expressing their thoughts and feelings, which is what a lot of artists do. 2. The Guerrilla Girls might be considered activists because they are protesting through posters. They are talking about how female artists should get more credit and respect. The posters show how they want change. When you want a type of change, you are protesting. This makes you an activist. 3. The Guerrilla Girls are both artists and activists. They're artists because they express their feelings through posters. You don't need to paint or draw to become an artist. You just have to express yourself.Also, they are showing their imagination by creating the posters, which makes them artists. They're activists because they are trying to get change in the art industry. They want more women to be represented in the art world. By wanting change, they are protesting. Protesting an issue like this makes you an activist. This is why the Guerrilla Girls are both artists and activists.
Posted by: Mohammad B. | November 15, 2016 at 6:19 PM
I think that they are both but they focus on being activists because they use the art that they create to make a point about the museums that have more paintings made by men than women.
Posted by: Erich S. | November 15, 2016 at 6:21 PM
I think there both. They use art to project their image of the world so awareness can reach everyone.
Posted by: Alena S. | November 15, 2016 at 6:21 PM
I don't think their artist because they didn't paint or draw a picture their just dressed up. But they have the right to speak their mind about certain things but honesty do not know why they dress up as gorilla . ????????
Posted by: Gabriel.A . | November 15, 2016 at 6:21 PM
They are activists because they were trying to change peoples minds and make a difference in their community. They worked hard so female artists could have their own art in a museum.
Posted by: Tess R. | November 15, 2016 at 6:23 PM
I think artists because they spend their life on art and people all around the world love their designs, so they should be allowed to share their creativity and artistic ability around the rest of the world.
Posted by: julia B. | November 15, 2016 at 6:23 PM
The guerrilla girls could be considered artists because they are making art. They are creating posters to send a message about women artists and their rights. They could also be considered activists because they are wearing masks in public,and they are posting facts that people did not know about before they saw their flyers. To me, I think that the guerrilla girls are artists. They are sending their message in a peaceful way, to let people know about women artists inequality. They are making something which is art.
Posted by: Katelyn M. | November 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM
The Guerrilla Girls in my opinion are considered both. They are artists because they hang up posters with art on them in which their opinions about issues are also on too, just like places being sexist to female artists. They are activists when they criticize people, places, and things that seem unjust. In all they are activists and artists.
Posted by: Cailan B. | November 15, 2016 at 6:26 PM
The Guerrilla Girls are artists. They make posters. Any type of drawing or sculpture is art. The Guerrilla Girls are also activists. They are trying to change people's minds and their posters look like public service announcements or advertisements. The Guerrilla Girls are both artists and activists because they make posters (a form of art) that advertize things.
Posted by: Olivia D. | November 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM
1) yes because women get treated diffrently then men and it is creative they are trying to prove a point that men and women should have equally rights men do some of the same thing women do so the guerrilla girls do have a point of doing this
Posted by: Vatali.A. . | November 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM
They are both but they are mainly activists. The story says their work is proven to be art, but it is also trying to say something so they are being artists and activists.
Posted by: Marshall S. | November 15, 2016 at 7:20 PM
I think that the Guerrilla Girls would be considered activists rather than artists. The Guerilla Girls are trying to say something to the public, they aren't trying to make a statement through artwork. Although the girls use bold colors in their posters, I don't think that they are trying to communicate their message through artwork. The Guerrilla Girls are trying to stand up for women's' rights, and I don't believe they care how the message is communicated, only that it is.
Posted by: Caroline I. | November 15, 2016 at 7:21 PM
The Gorilla girls are considered artist because they use bold and data to make a statement about changing people's minds by using facts that people won't see and presenting them in interesting ways,
Posted by: Morgan C. | November 15, 2016 at 7:21 PM
"Why might the Guerrilla Girls be considered artists?" It is possible that people see the Guerrilla Girls as artists due to how they campaign. The Guerrilla Girls' posters are creative. They present data in an original form.
Posted by: Jolie C. | November 15, 2016 at 7:21 PM
I believe the Guerrilla Girls are both activists as well as artists. They obviously stand up for women rights by creating ground breaking pieces of art to demonstrate inequality. To add they don't show their faces showing that girls are ore then a pretty face, thus they demonstrate the characteristics of an activist. But the Guerrilla Girls are not only activists but they are artists. Though their art might be thought of differently it is still shown in art museums and analyzed by art critics thus it is art. So the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate both the characteristics of artists and Activists.
Posted by: Sarah A. | November 15, 2016 at 7:21 PM
The Guerilla Girls might be considered artists because they created a poster to protest the issue that they think museum's favor male artists over women artists. On their poster, they used creativity and messages to get their point across.This makes them artists. They are also considered activists because they posted their posters in museums with more male paintings than women paintings. They could be considered both because they state their political opinions through art, this is both activist and artist.
Posted by: Lexi G. | November 15, 2016 at 7:22 PM
In my opinion, I think the Guerilla Girls are activists because they are campaigning for a social change which, in this case, was for museums to show more art from more female artists due to the fact that some museums are showing way more art from male artists than female artists.
Posted by: Kenny T. | November 15, 2016 at 7:22 PM
Activist or Artist? I say both, the Guerrilla Girls are trying to send a message through art. Art is the expression of human creative skill and imagination. I consider their poster(s) as expression of what they believe, can also be shown as a campaign for women art/representation.
Posted by: Elizabeth D. | November 15, 2016 at 7:23 PM
The Guerrilla girls may be considered artists because they make posters, art, and simply want to share it with the world. Like many other artists in the surrounding new york city. But, they also may be considered activists just because of their demonstrations. They criticize the the very museums that are displaying their work. Given that the girls are strong activists but are making art. I believe that they are both.
Posted by: Haley K. | November 15, 2016 at 7:23 PM
1. They are artists because they are supporting a cause in a creative way. 2. They might be considered activists because they are supporting a cause and fighting for it. 3. They might be considers both activists and artist because they are making a change creatively.
Posted by: Abby R. | November 15, 2016 at 7:24 PM
The Guerrilla girls can be both artists and activists. The guerrilla girls can be considered artists because they make posters that are designed in unique ways with some forms of creativity and art. They can also be activists because they are because they are spreading words with their posters trying to get people to recognize the inequalities and help support equality.
Posted by: Andrew P. | November 15, 2016 at 7:24 PM
Guerrilla girls are considered artist because they used symbols and words to portray a message to the audience. Guerrilla girls have creative ways to give their message. The guerrilla girls are considered activist because most of their artwork isn't featured in museums. These Guerrilla girls are also considered to be both artists and activist because they can get there point across in a non-violent way without identity in a museum.
Posted by: Ella G. | November 15, 2016 at 7:24 PM
In my opinion, I think the Guerilla Girls are activists because they are campaigning for a social change which, in this case, was for museums to show more art from more female artists due to the fact that some museums are showing way more art from male artists than female artists.
Posted by: Kenny T. | November 15, 2016 at 7:25 PM
The Guerrilla Girls could be considered artists because they spread their message through posters and other art forms. They use posters that have large bold writing that often looked like public service announcements or advertisements. The Guerrilla Girls also used incorporate humor and data to make a statement. They could be considered activists because they have a need to hide their identity and that they need to call themselves by the name of other well know artists. Their posters also are more focused on getting the point across then the people focussing more on the beauty of the word. I think that the Guerrilla Girls are artists because they are trying to stand up for what the believe in a very creative way, by using art.
Posted by: Savannah B. | November 15, 2016 at 7:27 PM
1. They are artists because they are supporting a cause in a creative way. 2. They might be considered activists because they are supporting a cause and fighting for it. 3. They might be considers both activists and artist because they are making a change creatively.
Posted by: Abby R. | November 15, 2016 at 7:27 PM
I feel like the Guerrilla Girls could be considered artists because they create posters to prove a point about what they believe in like how women should be represented more in the world. I also think the Guerrilla Girls could be considered activists because they stage demonstrations where they talk about things they believe in and what they are fighting for. I think the Guerilla Girls are more activists than artists because the art they create is posters that are more advertisement than art.
Posted by: Parker L. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
They are considered artist becuase of the way the express their art. They do it creatively and it gets a message across. They are using what most artist do to get their message across, they created something with a powerful meaning. They are also activist at the same time because they are doing it in a political and negative way. So the guerilla girls are both activist and artist.
Posted by: Anthony S. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
I believe that the Guerrilla Girls are actually activists, but they can also be considered as artists. People may believe that because their work is put in museums, that they are artists, but to consider yourself as an artist is an important part of being one, and they just wanted to spread their message.
Posted by: Michaela S. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
The guerilla girls in my opinion, are considered artists because they show their work as if it were a campaign, or even an artist. I also think that the guerilla girls are activists because they create campaigns and create both sides to an argument. THe guerilla girls are both an artist and an activist because they create campaigns in a art form with passion to the campaign.
Posted by: Jack B. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
I think they are both activists and artists. They are artists because their work is hanging up in museums and when they create the posters they are forms of art. However, I also think they are activists because they are making their art for a cause. They are making these pieces because they want to say something about what they believe.
Posted by: Ellie N. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
They are artists because everyone is an artist in there own way and it doesn't take much to be an artist as long as you believe in something and stick with it.
Posted by: Adam G. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
I think the guerrilla girls are both activists and artist. i think they are activists because they are trying to prove a point about political things. They are also artist because they are doing artwork to show there idea's and what they think
Posted by: bell s. | November 23, 2016 at 12:49 AM
I believe that the Guerrilla Girls are both activists and artist. They use art to speak their minds and it helps show their audience what they are conveying. But, they are activists because they are pushing their ideas and opinions on others in hopes to make a difference. They have begun to move their posters and artwork into more public areas and have become more direct with their work, so they may have started becoming more activists than artist lately. In fact, their "Women in Museums" poster consisted entirely of words and numbers, so they may be evolving out of the art and more into relaying facts. All-in-all they are activists trying to make a difference by creating and spreading art.
Posted by: Kylie S. | November 23, 2016 at 12:50 AM
I think the Guerrilla girls are both activist and artist.They are activist by making a statement and sending a message to the art museum.They are artist because they are showing their work in a creative way.They are sending a message through art to push the point farther.
Posted by: Addie F. | November 23, 2016 at 12:50 AM
I think that they are artists. I think this because their work looks more like graphs than art work. If everyone who made graphs said that it was artwork then there would be a lot of boring artwork out there. Also, I think they are definitely advocating for something through whatever they call this.
Posted by: Sarah B. | November 23, 2016 at 12:50 AM
The Guerrilla Girls could be called artists because they have left art all around. Some people might say that they are activists because they aren't seeing the art but only the words and the message not the art. The Guerrilla Girls are artists because behind everything they do there is art.
Posted by: charlotte H. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
I think that the Guerrilla Girls are both activists and artists. They are using their artistic abilities to spread an issue that they are active about. They are explaining how women don't have enough rights through art. The Guerrilla Girls used bold announcements on their art and are trying to change people's minds by presenting facts that they haven;t seen in a different way.
Posted by: Riya T. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
Do the Guerrilla Girls fit into activists or artists? I think the Guerrilla Girls fit into artists, they are creative and they spread thoughts and messages for many people to see. The Guerrilla Girls are spreading artwork and statements instead of showing themselves. However they do seem slightly like activists. The Guerrilla Girls are advocating and putting it out there political issues.
Posted by: Alyssa B. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
I think that they are both because they are using art to protest the fact that women's art isn't in museums as much as men's art.
Posted by: Brooke F. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
No I not think that the Guerrilla Girls are activists because just like anyone else, they are sharing there basis that they have. In this case, they are against many things and do not want to share who they really are. I can see how people think they are activists but really they are just people sharing what they believe but in secret. They do not want people to know who they are and why they say these things which you can see why people would think they are activists. They could possibly be both because they are people hiding behind masks, afraid to say who they really are, and giving their opinion on things
Posted by: Victoria S. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
I think they are considered artists and activists because they spread their messages by creating posters while they are fighting for a political cause.
Posted by: regan j. | November 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM
I think the Guerrilla Girls are artists and activists. They are stating what they want to change in their art. They want equal rights and they are showing that in their poster by putting gorilla masks on. There are different kinds of art and they showed their art on a poster.
Posted by: Leah N. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
1. The Guerilla girls can be seen as artists because they are similar to the other artists. They were creating pieces that demonstrated their ideas. This has been done for many other people, and the Guerrilla Girls are doing this as well. Both also were creating these pieces so people would be more educated on their topic as well. 2. The Guerilla Girls could be seen as activists because they are doing this for their main idea. For change. The Guerilla Girls are doing this so woman can have equal rights. In other words, they are acting to change something in their lives, which is what an activist is. 3. The Guerrilla Girls could be seen as both activists and as artists because they are doing both of these at the same time. They are making art to show their purpose, and that art is to promote their change.
Posted by: Josh L. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
1.) The Guerilla girls can, in some aspects, be considered artists. An artist is someone who creates art as a hobby or profession, and the Guerilla girls definitely create thought provoking pieces, as many artists do. I think the question is more of whether or not what the Guerilla girls create can be considered art, and I think it can be. 2.) The Guerilla girls are definitely activists, since they advocate for women to be included in larger events such as the museum show that we read about in the article. 3.) I personally believe that the guerilla girls are both activists and artists, since they create thought provoking pieces that attempt to sway people to their causes.
Posted by: Mia P. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
I think the Guerrilla girls should be considered artists because they are not much different from other female artists, who just reveal their identity instead of hiding it. So are female artists considered activists? No, they are considered artists. Just like the guerrilla girls. Even though girls may have a different place in the world then boys, (according to men) does not mean that girls are not artists also. Therefore, the guerrilla girls should be considered artists and NOT just activists.
Posted by: Rachel H. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
I believe the Guerrilla Girls are Artists. Everyone is considered an artist, regardless of what they create,it just the fact that they create something. The Guerrilla Girls can also be called "Activists", because they're art contains a conveying message. They are working for a movement,and trying to persuade people with their art. Finally, The Guerrilla Girls are both Activists and Artists, because they create a piece of art, while conveying persuading messages.
Posted by: Antonia T. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
They might be considered artists because they have their posters in art museums so I would imagine that it would be considered art. Why they might be considered activists, they have been creating messages to get the idea spread. I think they are both because they are in museums AND they are conveying a message.
Posted by: Owen S. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
They are artists because they created something, something that has colors that express the meaning of what they are trying to say. You cam tell they spent a lot of time on it, put a lot of heart in to it, ans only true artists do that.They are activists because they are supporting something, and they are trying to get their message to other people through art. They are both because they are supporting something but they using art to prove their point.
Posted by: Brenna D. | November 23, 2016 at 12:52 AM
I think the Guerrilla Girls are considered artists because they make statements about thinks that need attention. They are also considered artists because their pieces of work like posters are displayed in a mueseum. I think they are also considered activists because they bring attention to topics that they think people should care about and they also said they put some politics into their art. I think they are considered both because they display political messages that can cause controversy onto posters with drawings.
Posted by: Abby W. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
The Guerrilla Girls are Activists. They are activists because they set out to make a point. That point was to help spread women's art into museums. The posters are public announcements and advertisements. They are used to make a statement. The Guerrilla Girls are trying to change people's mind about facts in a special way. However, there posters are making there way into museums because of there cool and funny designs. But, the posters where not supposed to be art but to serve as protests about woman's art. This is why I think the Guerrilla Girls are activists.
Posted by: David J. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I they are artists because art is something people/a person makes that is there own and unique. The Guerrilla Girls have unique pieces that they made, thats why they are considered artists.
Posted by: Emily D. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
They are both Artists and Activist because they share a creative thinking with everyone but a different piece of art that gets everyone's attention. They hang in museums for people to criticize.
Posted by: addy k. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I think there both. They are artist because they are making posters and I would consider making posters to be art. They are activists because the woman dont think that they get there posters enough in the Museum. According to the article there was 165 of them put in and only 13 of them were woman.
Posted by: Reid B. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I think that they are both because they tried once and are trying it again to that is why they are activists by they are trying to make a statement with this picture so that is why they are artists.
Posted by: Mallory R. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I think they are both. They are artist because they are in museum shows and activist because they are trying to make a statement.
Posted by: Cate L. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I think the gorilla girls are both activists and artists. They are activists because they are taking a stand in politics to equalise the art world. Also they are artist because they take pictures of something other than their true identity to express and take a stand on what they believe.
Posted by: Izzie L. | November 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM
I think that the guerilla girls are considered artists because they make posters and stage demonstrations which are forms of art. Also they are considered activists because they were doing things to stand up for what they believed in. I think that they were both artists and activists because they made art that stood up for what they think is right.
Posted by: Anna W. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM
I think that the Guerrilla Girls are artists that want to show their talent but don't want to be stopped in public constantly for pictures or anything and don't want to be followed home or to any where so they don't show their face during concert.
Posted by: Matt C. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM
They are activists, I can create a few posters and I still won't be called an artist.
Posted by: Aidan G. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM
The Guerrilla Girls are both activists and artists. They are activists because they are trying to change that the fact is that women are underrepresented in big museum shows and that is art its self because art tries to send a message to people.
Posted by: Mallory M. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM
I think that they are activists because even once they got their art in the museum they wouldn't stop fighting so they must not even care very much about the art.
Posted by: Amaya L. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM
I think they are activists because they are trying to prove a point and are presuading people.
Posted by: Meghan H. | November 23, 2016 at 12:54 AM

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