Judy Chicago, Susan Fisher Sterling, Sarah Thornton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chad Alligood, Manuela Ammer, Massimiliano Gioni, Philipp Kaiser, Jonathan D. Katz, Martha C. Nussbaum, William J. Simmons
- Published to accompany a major exhibition of new work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (September 2019 – January 2020).
- The first major monograph of the artist in nineteen years.
- The book focuses on key works and redefines her contributions to art history through new essays, an interview and art and documentary images.
- Judy Chicago was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2018.
As the first major monograph on the feminist artist Judy Chicago in nineteen years, this fully illustrated volume provides fresh perspectives by leading scholars. Many people know her famed The Dinner Party, installed as the centrepiece of the Sackler Centre for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, but few know her other prescient bodies of work – on sex, birth, death, violence, the natural world and more. Featuring her newest work, The End, as well as major examples from throughout her career, this fascinating, elegantly designed book offers a new examination of Chicago’s wide-ranging artistic expression and powerful voice. The book is published on the occasion of the artist’s eightieth birthday and an exhibition of new work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as the announcement of the Judy Chicago online portal.
Judy Chicago is an artist, writer, educator and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist and women’s right to freedom of expression. Susan Fisher Sterling is the Alice West Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of culture. Hans Ulrich Obrist is artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Chad Alligood is an independent curator. Manuela Ammer is curator at mumok, Vienna. Massimiliano Gioni is artistic director of the New Museum, New York. Philipp Kaiser is an independent curator and critic. Jonathan D. Katz is director of the doctoral program in Visual Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Martha C. Nussbaum is a philosopher and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. William J. Simmons is Provost Fellow in the Humanities in the art history PhD program at the University of Southern California.