Judy Chicago, “The Dinner Party” Judy Chicago’s (@judy.chicago) The Dinner Party was a multi-craft

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Judy Chicago, “The Dinner Party” Judy Chicago’s (@judy.chicago) The Dinner Party was a multi-craft

Judy Chicago, “The Dinner Party” Judy Chicago’s (@judy.chicago) The Dinner Party was a multi-craft

Judy Chicago, “The Dinner Party”
Judy Chicago’s (@judy.chicago) The Dinner Party was a multi-craft media installation created over the course of 5 years (1974-1979) to celebrate the history of women in western civilization. Her goal was to challenge and end the erasure of women’s achievements throughout history as well as to elevate those achievements to a heroic level usually reserved for men. Chicago worked collaboratively with hundreds of volunteer craftspeople with expertise in ceramics, china painting, textiles, embroidery and historical research to create a dinner table with elaborate place settings visually exploring the accomplishments of 39 women in western history. An additional 999 women’s names were inscribed on the tiles the table sits on. Once the epic installation was complete it traveled to venues in six countries before being placed in storage until 1996. In 2007 it was housed permanently in the Elizabeth A Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
The feminist art of the 1970’s was one of many movements and histories that contextualize socially engaged craft today. We celebrate the accomplishment of this work while recognizing that the history that the Dinner Party presents is incomplete, underrepresenting people of color and those not of european descent. In 2016 there are more voices at the table than ever before, and we still have a long way to go.
Please keep your socially engaged projects coming and also, let us know, what are some historical socially engaged projects that you look to for inspiration?
Full videos available https://youtu.be/9yMtdWxAc60 and https://youtu.be/7mrFRTEnMPQ
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