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Mythology

Judy Chicago’s exploration into various mythologies is perhaps most evident in her research for The Dinner Party, which includes many mythical female figures from a wide range of cultures, and in her series, The Birth Project, for which Chicago dives into ancient beliefs around birth and creation that centers on the female divine. The concept of reimagining a world in which women are the center from which all life flows, rather than the dominance of a male deity, can be found in other projects as well. Chicago’s collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director at Dior, asks outright: ”What if women ruled the world?”; symbolism from female goddesses appears in her glass fists from the early 2000’s; and in her Woman and Smoke series female figures are covered in colored paint surrounded by smoke and fire, evoking ancient rituals.

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