The New Museum in New York presents “Judy Chicago: Herstory,” the first survey exhibition of Judy Chicago (b. 1939) in New York, through January 14, 2024.
A leading American feminist artist, Chicago has worked with painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking for six decades. Dividing her career into three phases – minimalist art in the 1960s, revolutionary feminist works in the 1970s, and narrative art in the 1980s and 1990s that addresses environmental issues, birth, masculinity, and mortality – the exhibition explores her development of feminist methodologies across different artistic movements.
The exhibition fills three floors of the museum, and on the fourth floor, exhibition within the exhibition, “The City of Ladies” is presented. “The City of Ladies” juxtaposes Chicago with 80 women artists, writers, and thinkers from across centuries; Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), and Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) and others.
The exhibition emphasizes Chicago’s influence on American art and draws attention to her role as a “cultural historian” who calls for space for women excluded from the male-dominated canon.
뉴욕의 뮤지엄 오브 아트 앤 디자인(Museum of Arts and Design)은 2024년 2월 25일까지 캐나다출신의 미술가 셰리 보일(Shary Boyle, b. 1972)의 개인전 “나의 궁전 바깥(Outside the Palace of Me)”을 개최한다. 2013년 베니스 비엔날레에서 캐나다를 대표한 보일은 도자기 인물 조각상과 퍼포먼스, 드로잉, 사운드를 결합한 동화적이고 신화적인 멀티미디어 작품을 만든다.
이번 전시의 주제는 개인과 집단의 자아상을 형성하는 내부적, 외부적 힘이다. 갤러리는 자아를 표현하는 무대에 비유된다. 전시를 위해 보일은 무대 디자이너, 코스튬 아티스트, 로봇 공학자, 놀이공원 개발자, 아크릴 네일 아티스트 등 다방면의 전문가와 협업했다. 그 결과 갤러리는 장인적인 손길이 돋보이는 연극 무대로 변모했다. 도자기 인물 조각상, 인간 사이즈의 로봇, 카니발을 연상시키는 조각, 인터랙티브 사운드와 양방향 거울이 관객을 맞이한다. 전시의 제목은 영국의 시인이자 가수 케이트 템페스트(Kae Tempest)의 노래 ‘Europe is Lost(2016)’를 인용했다.
New York’s Museum of Arts and Design presents “Outside the Palace of Me,” a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Shary Boyle (b. 1972), on view through February 25, 2024. Boyle, who represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale, creates fairytale-like and mythological multimedia works that combine ceramic figure sculptures, performance, drawing, and sound.
The show’s theme is the internal and external forces that shape individual and collective self-image. The gallery is metaphorized as a stage for self-representation. Boyle collaborated with experts in diverse fields, including stage designers, costume artists, roboticists, amusement park innovators, and acrylic nail artists. As a result, the gallery is transformed into a theatrical stage with artisanal craftsmanship. Porcelain figure sculptures, human-sized robots, carnival-like sculptures, interactive sounds, and two-way mirrors are featured. The exhibition’s title quotes the British poet and singer Kae Tempest’s song ‘Europe is Lost (2016).’
The ICA Philadelphia presents “When the Children Come Home,” a solo exhibition by David Antonio Cruz (b. 1974), on view through December 17.
Cruz is a Philadelphia-born painter and performance artist, born and raised to parents who immigrated to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico. Cruz is best known for his monumental portraits, which reimagine the classic form of portraiture by depicting figures from the Black, Brown, and queer communities, borrowing from art history, literature, fashion, and pop culture references. Cruz’s figures express resistance, playfulness, and belonging through unique poses.
In this exhibition, he explores the meaning of home beyond its conventional definition – the home of chosen families and communities. Curated by Monique Long, an ongoing collaborator with Cruz, the show features new paintings, immersive installations, live performances, and costumes.