The work of Judy Chicago (born in Chicago, IL, USA; lives in Belen, NM, USA) has been included in noteworthy thematic exhibitions such as: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London, 2015; Ends of the Earth—Land Art to 1974, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2012; and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., Hammer Museum, 2011. In 2018 ICA Miami presented the major survey Judy Chicago: A Reckoning, and in September 2019 The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinctionopens at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. alongside the release of a monograph of the artist’s work published by Scala.
Location: Small Arms Inspection Building (2019)
Chicago first turned to pyrotechnics in the late 1960s in an effort to feminize the atmosphere at a time when the California art scene was male-dominated. Between 1968 and 1974, she executed a series of increasingly complex firework pieces that involved site-specific performances around California. The photographs in the Atmospheres…