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July 18 @ 2:00 pm
THE FLOWERING with Judy Chicago and Kevin Kwan!
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Afternoon with Judy Chicago
In conversation with Kevin Kwan
The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago
Sunday, July 18, 2 PM ET
About this event
Join world-renowned artist and author Judy Chicago and international bestselling author Kevin Kwan for an exciting conversation marking the publication of THE FLOWERING: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago. This exclusive event is hosted by publisher Thames & Hudson in collaboration with independent bookstores in the US and the UK.
With a foreword by Gloria Steinem, THE FLOWERING shares Judy Chicago’s vision for making art that matters—from the monumental, multi-media table laid for thirty-nine iconic women in The Dinner Party to the groundbreaking Birth Project, the meticulously researched Holocaust Project, genre-defying pyrotechnic Smoke SculpturesTM.
“An unapologetic examination of the life of an artist dedicated to following her passions [that] speaks to the power of persistence and remaining true to yourself, especially important in the art world.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The Flowering,” Chicago writes, “chronicles my journey as a white, cis, middle-class Jewish woman who learned about the potential power of art through the widespread positive response to her work despite art critical scorn; who had to build a community of support when there was none; who never swerved from her vision, no matter how difficult her life became; and who ultimately triumphed by not giving up… I hope my readers will find my tale as inspiring as I did when I first discovered the long struggle of my foremothers, who paved the way for so many of the freedoms we enjoy today.”
About the Author:
Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, and educator whose career spans nearly six decades. Her work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The British Museum, the de Young Museum, The Getty Trust, The Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, SF MOMA, Tate Modern, and more than 25 university art museums.
About the Moderator:
Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. Crazy Rich Asians was a #1 New York Times bestseller, a major motion picture, and has been translated into more than thirty languages.