The Guerrilla Girls, the self-professed "Conscience of the Art World," are a band of feminist activist artists, who have been wearing gorilla masks in public and using facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender bias, ethnic bias, and corruption in the art world since the mid-1980s. Join Tamar for a conversation with two of their founding members.
[3:41] Why choose these artists as your pseudonyms?
[5:37]: The origin story of the Guerrilla Girls (and their font!).
[8:17]: How has the group changed and evolved, both internally and in terms of its mission? Has progress been made?
[15:49]: The joys and pitfalls of all-women shows. Is “woman artist” a problematic phrase?
[23:18]: Is there something that innately connects women artists?
[27:43]: Reflecting on our inflamed current moment, and whether things are indeed getting better.
[34:33]: How do we get people excited about artists they’re not familiar with, and who fall outside the established canon?
[38:16]: How to reach out to people who disagree with you.
[42:47]: How the Guerrilla Girls changed the rules for artists who came after them.
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