Thursday 12/14/23 6:30PM-8PM
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Atmospheres: Artists on Feminism and the Environment 

Cover Image:

Judy Chicago, Immolation, 1972. Archival pigment print. © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist

For her Atmospheres series from the 1960s and 70s, Judy Chicago set off smoke bombs and pyrotechnics in various Californian landscapes to create dramatic, ephemeral performances. She “softened” and “feminized” the landscape, expanding her feminist politics to include a commitment to the natural world. 

This conversation brings together artists who work across ecology, landscape, and liberatory politics to ask what’s at stake in working with and within the natural world today. How are social and environmental issues intertwined in artistic practice? And what impact does the legacy of 1970s ecological feminism have for artists today?  

Artists Torkwase Dyson and Joan Jonas will discuss their work and their practices in relation to topics of feminism and the environment with moderator Candice Hopkins, Executive Director of Forge Project.


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Live CART captioning will be provided for this program by StenoCaptions.

American Sign Language interpretation for public programs is available free of charge upon request with three weeks’ advance notice.

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Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Full support for “Judy Chicago: Herstory” can be viewed here.

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