The anonymous feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night and talked about gender inequality in the art world. The collective is known for wearing gorilla masks and using the names of deceased female artists as monikers. Kathe, Zubeida, and Frida were the members that spoke with Colbert.
Colbert: In 1985, the Guggenheim had zero solo shows by women artists, the Metropolitan had zero, the Whitney had zero, and the Modern had one. Thirty years later the Guggenheim had one, the Metropolitan had one, the Whitney had one, and the Modern had two.
Zubeida: Yeah, and that’s the progress we’ve made in 30 years. And that’s the whole problem, because a lot of people thought that it was an issue in the ’70s and the ’80s and then it got solved, but it hasn’t. We still see such terrible numbers, and that’s why, sadly, we need to keep doing this.
Check out the full interview below or watch here!
The Guerrilla Girls segment begins at about 31:10.