November 2012 sees Judy Chicago exhibiting in London for the first time since 1985. Ben Uri is delighted to host the first UK museum survey for the distinguished American contemporary artist, which will provide the first opportunity to see her work since the tour of her pioneering installation The Dinner Party. Symbolic of the history of women in western civilisation, The Dinner Party, which has been seen by over one million visitors, is now on permanent display at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
At Ben Uri works are drawn from the artist’s personal archive and from public collections in the USA and are contextualised for the first time with work by Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin, three distinguished European artists, each of whom has addressed similar issues in her own distinctive fashion during the latter part of the 20th century/early 21st century.
UK lenders of works by Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin include Tate, British Museum and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, as well as a number of private collectors. Together they create a revealing transatlantic dialogue.
The exhibition runs through March 10, 2013. It contains work of an adult nature; please use discretion when visiting with children.