WHAT: Artist and feminist icon Judy Chicago was honored at an intimate dinner on Tuesday, April 3rd at City Point, located in Downtown Brooklyn.
The event celebrated the debut of Judy Chicago’s New York Magazine cover for the 50 New York Artists: A Public Art Exhibition issue, which is curated by CULTURE CORPS and the unveiling of 14 large LEDS screens around City Point’s property featuring the cover artwork during the month of April. The dinner also celebrated the release of a 200 –page monograph published by Salon 94 and the Brooklyn Museum entitled, Roots of ‘The Dinner Party’: History in the Making, which will be released on April 7th, 2018 with a book signing at the Brooklyn Museum from 12-2PM; and a limited-edition of plates, inspired by The Dinner Party, by Prospect New York, an emerging brand that collaborates with contemporary artists to create home ware and accessories.
“City Point is proud to show Judy Chicago’s artwork as her initiative and bold personality fits in perfectly with City Point’s ongoing commitment to the artistic community and Judy’s strong affiliation with the Brooklyn Museum makes her the perfect ambassador,” said Paul Travis, Managing Partner of Washington Square Partners.
WHERE: CITY POINT, Brooklyn
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3rd.
WHY/ ABOUT: Since the 1970s, Judy Chicago has been a pioneer in the development of feminism as an artistic movement and an educational project that endeavors to restore women’s place in history. Her most influential and widely known work is the sweeping installation The Dinner Party (1974–79), celebrating women’s achievements in Western culture in the form of a meticulously executed banquet table set for 39 mythical and historical women and honoring 999 others. One of the most important artworks of the twentieth century, upon its public debut in 1979 it immediately became an icon of feminist art. Since 2007, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in the Brooklyn Museum has been the permanent home of The Dinner Party, its foundational work. The special event was hosted by Jeanne Greenberg Rohaytn, Jody Quon, Doreen Remen, Yvonne Force Villareal, Laura Currie and Paul Travis.
ABOUT CITY POINT: CITY POINT, a 1.8 million-square-foot retail, residential, office and entertainment complex at the epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn, is the nexus of the burgeoning borough’s creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit. With retailers, restaurants and entertainment including Alamo Drafthouse, DeKalb Market Hall, Century 21, Target, Trader Joe’s and many others, the mixed-use development is a hub for innovation and commerce where locals and tourists alike go to work, dine, shop and play. City Point is dedicated to presenting art and cultural programming to the surrounding Brooklyn community. www.citypointbrooklyn.com
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