The most comprehensive survey to date of the legendary feminist artist Judy Chicago
One of the most important contemporary American artists, Judy Chicago is known for multimedia works that embrace an explicitly feminist methodology. Accompanying a major retrospective at the New Museum, this book showcases Chicago’s tremendous impact on American art and presents the full breadth of her career across installation, sculpture, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, and printmaking. Featuring an extensive selection curated by Chicago of works by women artists across history, the book also highlights her critical role as an activist and cultural historian who has reshaped the canon. This dedicated section features Chicago’s ‘personal museum’ of women artists and historical figures whom she has placed within her own alternative canon, including Hilma af Klint, Simone de Beauvoir, Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Catlett, Emily Dickinson, Barbara Hepworth, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Virginia Woolf, and many others. The book presents works from across her sixty-year career, from her experiments with Minimalism to her revolutionary feminist artworks and her later works on themes of social inequity, environmentalism, and the construction of masculinity.
About the Author
Massimiliano Gioni is Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at the New Museum.
Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum.
Margot Norton is Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator at the New Museum.
Includes essays by: Glenn Adamson, Cornelia Butler, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Ann Goldstein, Jennifer Higgie, Candice Hopkins, Amelia Jones, Quinn Latimer, Margot Norton, Kymberly Pinder, Madeline Weisburg, and Carmen Winant.
Interview with the artist by: Massimiliano Gioni.
Praise for Judy Chicago: Herstory
‘This book fulfils the artist's commitment to honouring those around her. Its structure reflects the absolute essence of Chicago’s practice: celebrating womanhood in all its various forms.’ – Aesthetica Magazine