in News | 05 APR 18

Judy Chicago Creates Dining Set after Epic Feminist Installation ‘The Dinner Party’

The artist’s tabletop range is released in collaboration with Prospect New York

in News | 05 APR 18

Courtesy: Prospect New York; photograph: Alec Kugler

Artist Judy Chicago is realizing elements from her iconic feminist installation The Dinner Party (1974-9) – which consists of a banquetting table filled with ceramic place settings, resembling vulvas, and representing women across time – into a luxury tabletop set.

The limited edition bone china plates draw on designs from The Dinner Party, symbolizing Queen Elizabeth I, an Amazonian, the Primordial Goddess and Sappho. They range in price from USD$135 to USD$155. The collection is released in collaboration with Prospect New York, which partners with artists in producing homeware.

‘My goal with The Dinner Party was to teach a broad and diverse audience about the richness of women’s heritage’, Chicago said in a statement. ‘What better way to achieve this than through easily accessible reproductions?’

The new collection will also include pillows and a silk scarf drawing on a design from a table runner used in the original The Dinner Party. Don’t miss our interview with Chicago from the frieze archive, talking about the sky in New Mexico, the worth of art, and changing patriarchy: ‘a global system of dominance that should be dismantled in favour of a more equitable system for the planet’.