2020 and 2021 have been overwhelming, and have left us wishing we could see some familiar faces. Thankfully, there’s a way we can do that digitally! Our Profiles interviewees have been busy creating content that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home. Here’s what some of our favorites have been up to.
Edited by Kathryn Cooperman & Katie Constantine
Two podcasts, from Avery Trufelman
Avery, formerly of the 99% Invisible podcast has since moved on to produce not one, but TWO podcasts since last being interviewed by TFG. Her first, “Nice Try!” for Curbed explores people who have tried (and failed) to design perfect utopian communities. Her latest, The Cut, from The Vox Media Podcast Network and New York Magazine tackles current events in pop culture, style, sex, politics, and more. Subscribe to both wherever you get your podcasts.
A virtual exhibit, from Nirmal Raja
Nirmal’s embroidered mask series Feeble Barriers, caught my eye early in quarantine. More recently, Nirmalcurated a virtual exhibit for the InKo Centre called Porous Membranes. In her curatorial notes, Nirmal writes: “Yeonhee Cheong, Yoonshin Park, and Rina Yoon have consistently explored the body as subject throughout their art careers. All three artists make work in the interstices of their immigrant identities, culture, nature, and materiality. Porous Membranes will be on view beginning January 29th.
A book, from Zubeida Agha and the Guerilla Girls
In October 2020, the Guerilla Girls published their book Guerilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly. This novel celebrates the entire career of the Guerilla Girls’ activism from 1985 to present and even includes a gorilla mask that you can wear yourself!
A book, from Sarah Urist Green
In April, Sarah published her book You are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation, based partially on her work for her YouTube channel, The Art Assignment. The book features 50 art assignments from contemporary artists that encourages the reader to bring their own take to the table.