In her 80th birthday year, BALTIC presents the first major survey of pioneering feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago. The exhibition spans the artist’s 50-
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This survey explores Chicago’s work from the perspective of the human condition, connecting birth, death and emotions, whilst highlighting the devastating effects of attacks against nature, extinction and climate change. Over the past five decades, Chicago has approached art as a means to affect intellectual and social change for women. Her work has employed media from traditional crafts such as needlework and china painting to deploying pyrotechnics and explosives in her actions, and creating paintings and prints that document personal and environmental narratives over long periods of time. At the heart of her most recent work is a consuming awareness of the environment and the impact of climate change on the natural world.
The exhibition includes a selection of photographs from Chicago’s iconic Atmosphere series (1967–2017), which proposes a feminist approach to land art, intended to transform and soften the landscape—inserting a feminine impulse into the environment. A triptych of photographs from A Purple Poem for Miami (2019) will be seen for the first time in a commission for BALTIC’s entrance area lightbox.
Curated by Irene Aristizábal
Exhibition November 16, 2019 -
S Shore Rd, Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 3BA
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