Judy Chicago’s iconic feminist work The Dinner Party represents in visual form the remarkable women history forgot. Judy Chicago: Revelations is the highly illustrated chronicle of their lives and achievements, fifty years in the making. A feminist retelling of the creation myth and the course of human history, dreamed up during the creation of The Dinner Party and published for the first time as an illuminated manuscript for our times. Uniting archival artwork, much of it previously unseen, and new work created especially for the book, Judy Chicago: Revelations reads like an engrossing novel, and will have the feel of a sacred text newly discovered by the reader.
Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, and educator whose career spans nearly six decades. Her work has been the subject of major retrospectives at the New Museum and the de Young Museum, and is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; British Museum, de Young Museum; Getty Trust; Hammer Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Moderna Museet in Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; SF MOMA; TateModern; and more than twenty-five university art museums.
Martha Easton is associate professor of art history and program director, museum studies, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia. Her research centers on illuminated manuscripts, gender and hagiography,feminist theory, medievalism, and the collecting of medieval art during later periods. In addition to teaching at the university level, she lectured at the Met Cloisters for ten years.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist is the artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the curator of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than 300 shows. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals.