The most comprehensive New York museum survey of Judy Chicago’s work to date, “Herstory” encompasses six decades of Chicago’s career across a plethora of media spanning four floors of the museum. The exhibition also illuminates her tireless efforts as a cultural historian through “The City of Ladies,” a show-within-the-show spotlighting the work of more than eighty other women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. Also extended through March 3rd, 2024, is “Nothing New,” Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo’s first New York museum solo exhibition exploring notions of surveillance and transparency in relation to trans and racial identities.
We have been thrilled to welcome so many visitors from different generations and geographies to experience Judy Chicago and Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo’s exhibitions this fall. We are deeply gratified to extend the opportunity to see this once-in-a-lifetime presentation of work by one of America’s greatest living artists alongside work by women spanning across centuries.said Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan LewisDirector of the New Museum.
As part of the exhibitions’ extension, the New Museum will convene additional public programs in winter 2024 including performances by members of the House of Transcendence in collaboration with Puppies Puppies (January 18), and the launch of “Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects,” a new volume featuring a contribution by Puppies Puppies (Feburary 1).
“Herstory” spans Judy Chicago’s sixty-year career to encompass the full breadth of the artist’s contributions across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking, tracing her earliest experiments in Minimalism from the 1960s through to her ongoing call-and-response project What If Women Ruled the World? (2022). Eschewing the boundaries of a traditional museum survey, “Herstory” places Chicago’s work in dialogue with work by other women and gender non-conforming artists essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. Entitled “The City of Ladies,” this exhibition-within-the-exhibition features artworks and archival materials by more than eighty women artists, writers, and thinkers. Contextualizing Chicago’s feminist methodology within the many art movements in which she has participated—and from whose histories she has frequently been erased—“Herstory” showcases Chicago’s tremendous impact on American art and highlights her critical role as a cultural historian claiming space for women artists often omitted from various canons.
“Judy Chicago: Herstory” is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Senior Curator, Margot Norton, former Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator at the New Museum and current Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Madeline Weisburg, Assistant Curator, assisted by Ian Wallace, Curatorial Assistant. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-published by Phaidon and the New Museum, featuring texts by Glenn Adamson, Connie Butler, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Ann Goldstein, Jennifer Higgie, Candice Hopkins, Amelia Jones, Quinn Latimer, Margot Norton, Kymberly Pinder, Madeline Weisburg, and Carmen Winant; and an interview between the artist and Massimiliano Gion
“Judy Chicago: Herstory” extended –March 3rd, 2024 New Museum Floors 2, 3, 4, and 7
For her first New York museum solo exhibition, Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo, widely known as Puppies Puppies, has transformed the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery into a mise-en-scène for her daily life, with a portion of the space functioning as a duplicate of the artist’s actual bedroom. By allowing a spectacularized view into this quotidian environment, Kuriki-Olivo celebrates the nuanced layers of her own identity, eliding tokenization and reductive narratives of racial and trans identities. Collapsing digital and real-life modes of visibility and incorporating references to Zen rock gardens, medicinal hemp, and the artist’s Taino and Japanese heritage, “Nothing New” foregrounds themes of representation and cultural consumption through Kuriki-Olivo’s distinct, personal mythology.
“Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New” is curated by Vivian Crockett, Curator, with Ian Wallace, Curatorial Assistant.
“Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New” extended –March 3rd, 2024
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