ICA Performs: Judy Chicago, A Purple Poem for Miami

Hosted by Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Jungle Plaza 3801 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137

ICA Miami presents a new site-specific performance by Judy Chicago in the Miami Design District Jungle Plaza. Entitled A Purple Poem for Miami, Chicago’s new smoke performance is presented as part of ICA Performs, the museum’s signature platform for the development of new and recent works from leading performance artists, and is presented in partnership with the Miami Design District with support from The New Tropic.

Judy Chicago first turned to pyrotechnics in the late 1960s in an effort to feminize the atmosphere at a time when the southern California art scene was almost entirely male dominated. Between 1968 and 1974, Judy Chicago executed a series of increasingly complex fireworks pieces that involved site specific performances around California. Some of these works, titled Atmospheres, were intended to transform and soften the landscape, introducing a feminine impulse into the environment, while others focused on re-creating early women-centered activities like the kindling of fire or the worship of goddess figures.

Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago) is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career spans over five decades. Her influence both within and beyond the art community is attested to by her inclusion in hundreds of publications throughout the world. In addition, a number of the books she has authored have been published in foreign editions, bringing her art and philosophy to readers worldwide.