Museum Exhibits Recommendation: ‘HERSTORY’ JUDY CHICAGO; ‘NOTHING NEW’ PUPPIES PUPPIES; ‘ECOROVE’ (The New Museum, NYC)

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by Gregory Bernard on October 3, 2023

in Art and Museums,Theater-New York

October 12, 2023–January 14, 2024 | Floors 2, 3, 4, 7

“Herstory” spans Judy Chicago’s sixty-year career to encompass the full breadth of the artist’s contributions across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking. Eschewing the boundaries of a traditional museum survey, “Herstory” will place Chicago’s work in dialogue with work by other women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. Entitled “The City of Ladies,” this exhibition-within-the-exhibition will feature artworks and archival materials by more than eighty women artists, writers, and thinkers. Contextualizing Chicago’s feminist methodology within the many art movements in which she has participated—and from whose histories she has frequently been erased—“Herstory” will showcase Chicago’s tremendous impact on American art and highlight her critical role as a cultural historian claiming space for women artists often omitted from various canons. Featured in “The City of Ladies”: Hilma af Klint, Eileen AgarAnni AlbersLola Álvarez BravoAnna Atkins, Alice AustenDjuna BarnesSimone de BeauvoirOtti BergerAnnie BesantHildegard of BingenRosa BonheurMarianne BrandtNannie BurroughsClaude CahunJulia Margaret Cameron, Leonora CarringtonCountess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di CastiglioneElizabeth CatlettPop Chalee, Elizabeth S. ClarkeIthell ColquhounImogen CunninghamSonia DelaunayMaya DerenEmily DickinsonSophie DrinkerSuzanne DuchampLeonor FiniElsa von Freytag-LoringhovenOlga Fröbe-KapteynArtemisia GentileschiGluck (Hannah Gluckstein)Emma GoldmanNatalia GoncharovaMartha GrahamAlice Guy-BlachéFlorence HenriBarbara HepworthHannah Höch, Kati HornaGeorgiana HoughtonZora Neale HurstonFrida KahloGertrude KäsebierKäthe KollwitzEmma KunzDorothea LangeEdmonia LewisMina LoyDora MaarJeanne Mammen, Maria MartinezMaria MartinsMary Louise McLaughlinMaria Sibylla MerianPaula Modersohn-BeckerLouise NevelsonMaria Longworth Nichols StorerAnaïs Nin, Georgia O’KeeffeMéret Oppenheim, Agnes PeltonMary RichardsonMargaret SangerAugusta SavageEthel Smyth, Gertrude SteinVarvara StepanovaFlorine StettheimerDorothea TanningSophie Taeuber-Arp, Toyen, Sojourner Truth, Remedios VaroPablita VelardeBeatrice WoodVirginia Woolf, and Unica Zürn.

October 12, 2023–January 14, 2024 | Lobby Gallery

For her first New York museum solo exhibition, Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (also known as Puppies Puppies) transforms the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery into a mise-en-scène for her daily activities, with a portion of the space functioning as a duplicate of the artist’s actual bedroom. Using a fogging glass mechanism, Puppies Puppies will alternately obscure and reveal her activities in the gallery to visitors, foregrounding themes of visibility, representation, and cultural consumption. By allowing a spectacularized view into her daily existence, Kuriki-Olivo celebrates the nuanced layers of her own identity, eliding tokenization and reductive narratives of racial and trans identities.

October 12–December 31, 2023 | Lower Level

Continuing the New Museum’s Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists, Where Can We Be Found? (2023; أين يمكن أن تجدنا؟) by EcoRove is a research project and film that focuses on the state of Lebanese Cedar trees (Cedrus libani). Shown in two parts and accompanied by a pair of animated drawings, the film distinguishes the Lebanese Cedar as an autonomous being from the various ways in which it has been used as a national, cultural, and ecological symbol.

Images (top to bottom):(1) Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity, from the Birth Project,1983. Needlepoint on canvas. Needlework by Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman. 51 x 130 in. (129.5 x 330.2 cm). The Gusford Collection. © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Donald Woodman/ARS, New York(2) Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), Found image: “nude woman behind opaque glass”, 2023. Original photo by Erik Von Weber via Getty Images(3) EcoRove, Where Can We Be Found?, 2023 (still). HD digital video, 42:22:16. Courtesy the artists

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