| Judy Chicago: On Fire
in New York
| Thursday, April 9 at 7 PM, Brooklyn Museum
Friday, April 10 at 7 PM, Museum of Art and Design
The Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) will collaborate to host Judy Chicago: On Fire, a special two-night event exploring Judy Chicago's works in pyrotechnics.
The April 9th event at the Brooklyn Museum marks the premiere of A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a 20-minute documentary overseen by award-winning film editor Kate Amend and documentary filmmaker Joan Churchill that explores the creation of Chicago's spectacular 2014 fireworks piece in Prospect Park, which was seen and applauded by more than 12,000 viewers.
Immediately following the film showing, Glenn Adamson, director of MAD, will moderate a discussion about the challenges of mounting and filming the complex pyrotechnic work with Chicago, Amend, photographer Donald Woodman and fireworks producer, Chris Souza, a sixth-generation family member of Pyro Spectaculars, which worked with Judy Chicago.
The following evening, April 10th, MAD will host a conversation with Chicago and MAD curator, Elissa Auther, highlighting some of the artist's earlier fireworks and exploring her long history of creating art with pyrotechnics.
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