ICA Miami Announces 'Judy Chicago: A Reckoning' Major Survey Of Her Feminist Art

 Judy Chicago,  Heaven is for White Men Only  (1973). Courtesy of the artist.

Judy Chicago, Heaven is for White Men Only (1973). Courtesy of the artist.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami will host a survey exhibition featuring the work of pioneering and prominent feminist artist Judy Chicago, in time for Art Basel in Miami Beach. 

Opening in early December 2018, 'Judy Chicago: A Reckoning' is organized around six major bodies of Chicago's work, including test plates created for 'The Dinner Party, her masterwork permanently installed at The Brooklyn Museum, writes artnet

“For many years, as gratified as I am for all the attention 'The Dinner Party' garnered, it also blocked out the rest of my prodigious body of art,” Chicago told artnet News in an email. “Slowly, other aspects of my production are beginning to be seen around the world, which I am thrilled about.”

Alex Gartenfield, the museum's artistic director, believes that Chicago’s overlooked work is as vital as ever in 2018. “The directness and the centrality of the female voice and the feminist position within her work clearly speaks to what is going on today,” he said. “Within the context of #metoo and the broader political conversation about the representation of women in society, Judy’s work feels especially pointed today…That’s why she’s one of TIME’s 100 most influential people—because she has the ability to and the drive to communicate a set of values that are important now as much as ever, if not more.”

 "Rainbow Shabbat" (1992) is the concluding image in "the Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light," a traveling exhibition that Chicago created in collaboration with her husband, the photographer Donald Woodman. 

"Rainbow Shabbat" (1992) is the concluding image in "the Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light," a traveling exhibition that Chicago created in collaboration with her husband, the photographer Donald Woodman.