An 1970 Artforum advertisement for an exhibition at California State College shows Judith Gerowitz in a boxing ring wearing a jumper emblazoned with the name Judy Chicago – a gallery owner’s nickname for the artist because of her accent. On a wall facing the entrance to the show was a sign: “Judy Gerowitz hereby divests herself of all names imposed upon her through male social dominance and freely chooses her own name – Judy Chicago.” Born in 1939, she went on to become one of the best-known artists to come out of the feminist movement of the 1970s.
Suggestions below based on Life & Arts
Inter_rupted, Barbican — ‘Unfocused’
Kathak veteran Aditi Mangaldas’s piece is ambitious but shapeless
‘Another Westminster Bridge’, by Alice Oswald
From ‘The Map and the Clock: A Laureate’s Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland’
Flames, films and fever
The day lacked promise and I did not feel myself. Where can you go in such a mood? To the cinema, that’s where!
Rumer: This Girl’s in Love — A Bacharach and David Songbook — review
Covers of 1960s-1970s pop songs glide by sumptuously, all impeccable melodies and dreamy singing
Lady Gaga: Joanne — review
Ballads feature committed singing as the artist dials down her usual excess in a most personal album