Through the Flower
 Congratulates  Judy Chicago!
(New York, NY- April 19, 2018) -- TIME named feminist icon Judy Chicago to the 2018 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world ' s most influential individuals. TIME editors have said of the list in the past, " The TIME 100 is a list of the world's most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms. While power is certain, influence is subtle. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming."
In a landmark year for feminism, interest from a younger generation as a result of societal changes in women ' s rights have sparked a renewed interest in Judy Chicago as a pioneer of the feminist movement. Chicago is responsible for one of the most important artworks of the twentieth century, The Dinner Party  (1974-79), an installation celebrating women ' s achievements in Western culture in the form of a meticulously executed banquet table set for 39 mythical and historical women and honoring 999 others. The work is permanently housed at the Brooklyn Museum as the centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

"It is ironic that after all these years, where I was once critiqued I am now being lauded. My goal has been to make a contribution to a more equitable world through art and I am honored and thrilled that my work is being recognized now by TIME. I am grateful to all those who have supported me on this long and challenging journey."

The full list and related tributes appear in the April 30, 2018 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 20, and now at  
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