Judy Chiacago is an American artist, writer and educator, recognized
by her feminist art installation pieces about birth and creation – death and extinction. She founded the feminist art program in the 70s in United States, acting as a catalyst for Feminist art and art education. Chicago's work incorporates a variety of artistic skills, before considered low arts, such as seam and embroidery, tipicaly practiced by women. Her most famous work is The Dinner Party, permanently installed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
The "Transcendance" is a project that encompasses the production of audiovisual, graphics, immersive and textual material about Judy Chicago's work. Although there is abundant material about her work in English, it is intended here to enhance the production in other languages, starting with Portuguese and French.
"Transcendance" is also about the artist's legacy and dialogue with other important women, dead or alive, and also with another goddess of African and indigenous roots.
Extended Reality Exhibition
Extended Reality Exhibitions are being designed to happen in France and Brazil in 2021. They are being conceptualized with the kind support of Géraldine Gourbe, a researcher in aesthetics, specialized in the issue of performance, collectives, and feminism. Since 2007, she has published numerous essays on the Los Angeles art scene, radical pedagogies, artistic communities. She specialized in the work of Judy Chicago. More recently, her research, which takes the form of publications and exhibitions, contributes to a re-reading of the history of Californian minimalism and the French cultural history of the years 1947-1964.
Audio and Textual production
Audio and textual production about Judy Chicago masterpiece, "The Dinner Party"will be produced in Portuguese and French, as part of efforts to expand the knowledge about her feminist art. A partnership with the group for feminist studies "Elza Soares" - coordinated by the lawyer Camila Ricci and hosted at the Law School of Faculdade Assis Gurgacz- FAG, Toledo, Brazil - was formalized for the development of this work. The group is using the artwork to conduct their feminist studies and they are also starting to produce podcasts, each episode being about one of the guests of "The Dinner Party"
"Elza Soares" Group
Video content is planned as part of "Transcendance." They will be idealized and produced in partnership with Márcio Cruz (FilmEcology), a Brazilian filmmaker responsible for productions as the "Ilu Oba di Mim" Documentary, and other short movies like "Slam das Mina."
Who are "the 39 Guest" at Judy's epic artwork, The Dinner Party?
Wing II: From the Beginnings of Christianity to the Reformation
Wing III: From the American to the Women's Revolution
Poscasts and videos