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Generations: Judy Chicago, Tschabalala Self, and Camille Henrot in Conversation

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Tschabalala Self. Photo: Daniel Gurton; Judy Chicago, 2023. © Donald Woodman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Donald Woodman; Camille Henrot. Photo: Jeremy Everett; courtesy the artists

To celebrate the closing of Judy Chicago’s career‑spanning exhibition, “Herstory,” Chicago joins artists Camille Henrot and Tschabalala Self for a conversation exploring affinities and contrasts across their approaches to art and feminism. Sharing perspectives from different generations, these three artists will discuss how they depict the female body, motherhood, creation, violence, mortality, and environmental catastrophe, and how their practices traverse fine art, craft, and technology. This conversation will be moderated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director.

A recording of this conversation can be found on our YouTube channel and below:


Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago, IL; she/her) is an artist, author, feminist, and educator whose career spans nearly six decades. Her work is in the collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, British Museum, de Young Museum, Getty Trust, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, London; and more than twenty-five university art museums.

Camille Henrot (b. 1978, France; she/her) is recognized as one of the most influential voices in contemporary art today. Over the past twenty years, she has developed a critically acclaimed practice that encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and film. Inspired by literature, second-hand marketplaces, poetry, cartoons, social media, self-help, and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work captures the complexity of living as both private individuals and global citizens in an increasingly connected and over-stimulated world.

Tschabalala Self (b.1990, Harlem, NY; she/her) lives and works in the New York Tri-State area. Self builds her singular style from a syncretic use of painting and printmaking to explore ideas surrounding the Black body. She predominantly constructs depictions of women using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials across different artistic and craft traditions. Recent solo exhibitions and performances have been presented at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2023); Le Consortium, Dijon (2022); Performa Biennial, New York City (2021); Baltimore Museum of Art (2021); ICA, Boston (2020); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Art Omi, Ghent (2019); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2019); and Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2018).


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

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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.

Additional support is provided by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Special thanks to the Bowery Hotel.

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

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