Works by Judy Chicago selected by Jill Soloway for “Cruel Optimism,” a special project curated by William J. Simmons.
“All of my rage in this moment about this whole world is depicted in these explosions. I see the pain of motherhood and the incursion of the patriarchy. I feel it in my guts. It’s in my body and in Judy’s bodies. I want people to walk down the hall and have it ooze into their blood. I want them to be shocked by her pistols and that she bleeds color through her tits.” – Jill Soloway
“I’ve always thought of Judy and Jill as curators. They bring together, process, and disseminate loves, doubts, images, media, and critical apparatuses.” – William J. Simmons