Judy Chicago's Latest Reckoning

Judy Chicago's exhibition 'The End,' now opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, showcases an artist’s confrontation with the difficult subjects of aging and death.

22.9.2019

Nearly 50 years since 'The Dinner Party,' iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago approaches the theme of mortality in her new exhibition 'The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction,' now open at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.:

Judy Chicago's exhibition 'The End,' now opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, showcases an artist’s confrontation with the difficult subjects of aging and death.

“Mortality” begins with a bronze relief, the self-portrait which Chicago created in traditions as old as medieval funerary effigies. In a series of kiln-fired glass paint on black glass works titled

The final series, “Extinction,” presents animals without possibility of survival, depicted in pieces that are aptly titled Vulnerable, Battered, Stranded, Poached and Silenced.

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