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Judy Chicago: Installation View (13)

Judy Chicago: Installation View (13)
Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2019M
Publication Date 16 Nov 2019
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Childbirth in America: Crowning Quilt 1982
Quilting and embroidery over drawing and hand painting on batik Drawing and hand-painting by Judy Chicago; embroidery by Nora Bullock Courtesy Through the Flower; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

To produce the Birth Project 1980–5, Judy Chicago collaborated with more than 150 needle-workers from across the US, Canada and New Zealand. Needle-workers, who submitted applications to work on the project, demonstrated their skills on a sampler Chicago designed. Those selected worked individually, or in small groups, on pieces designed and sent to them by the artist. Regular reviews were conducted by post, in person, at Chicago’s studio, and at regional meetings across the US. In addition to working on the designs, needle- workers agreed that any communications they had with Chicago could be used in the Birth Project exhibitions, some of which are included in the exhibition here.

 

Credit Rob Harris
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Related Artist Judy Chicago
Related Event Judy Chicago (16 November 2019 – 19 April 2020)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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