musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux


12.03.2016 -> 04.09.2016

Why not Judy Chicago?

The exhibition "Why Not Judy Chicago?", presents a selection of works and documents providing an overview of the over 50 years of production by this pioneer of feminist art.



By looking at the close relationship between her work as an artist, art educator and writer, the exhibition proposes a holistic approach to her career inasmuch as it retains, with the intention of transforming, the different instances that structure art institutions. Judy Chicago is a part of the first generation of women to incorporate Second Wave feminism into their art practice and theory. In this political, social, intellectual and artistic context, this generation questions any inherited knowledge as it perpetuates male domination. Chicago conceives her career around notions of deficit and disobedience. Her outright rejection of patriarchal rules oppressing women through ideologies that praise their natural inferiority and preach that 'biology is destiny,' will be what actually make her a radically innovating artist. Her feminist disobedience will urge her to confront the cultural deficit of an active feminine imaginary, as well as the deficit of narratives that situate women as positive figures in history.

Curator: Xabier Araskistain


This exhibition is co-produced by Azkuna Zentroa and CAPC musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux, with the collaboration of Penn State University and SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).


-> Foy & Ferrère Galleries, 2nd floor
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Museum Entrance, 6,50 € (full price) ; 3,50 € (reduced price)

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