March 26, 2020
Judy Chicago, Immolation IV, 1972
Creativity is both fun and therapeutic, no matter how amateur your skills. So whether it means dusting off your paint set, taking your scissors to that old stack of magazines and making a collage, or picking up an embroidery kit, now might be a good time to tap into your artistic side. For those of you in remote locations, you could even take things outdoors, Judy Chicago style—minus the fireworks, please. This work is one of the many site-specific performances carried out by the American artist between 1968 and 1974, in locations across California, which saw Chicago turn to vibrant pyrotechnics in “an effort to feminize the atmosphere at a time when the southern California art scene was almost entirely male dominated”.