The Dinner Party
March 22, 2012 8:57 AM Subscribe
Feminist banquet or confrontational gynocentrism? You decide.
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From 1974 to 1979 Judy Chicago orchestrated the creation of The Dinner Party, a collaboration with hundreds of artists, craftspeople and volunteers. Now permanently installed at the Brooklyn Museum
, this project has sparked controversy
, and was considered quite shocking when initially unveiled.
Originally conceived as "twenty-five women who were eaten alive," the project symbolically presents 39 women, arranged in three groups of 13, as place settings created individually for each. You are invited to browse the individual place settings here
A personal note: I viewed this with my family during its initial tour. My father, who was easily embarrassed, could not leave the gallery fast enough.