After the Dinner Party

A new performance called After the Dinner Party examines feminist concerns some 40 years after artist Judy Chicago created The Dinner Party, a massive triangular table with ceramic place-settings commemorating 39 important women from history. This work was commissioned by Ringling College of Art and Design for the exhibition Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time at the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery in Sarasota, Florida. At the exhibition opening, typists asked visitors which woman in history they would like to sit next to at a dinner party and why; answers from the public were typed verbatim and were included in the exhibition. The performance was repeated at the exhibition closing event.