Judy Chicago x Nadya Tolokonnikova

Judy and Nadya invite you to join this participatory artwork,
support gender equality and create change.

What If Women Ruled the World?

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A participatory, blockchain enabled, art project by feminist icons Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova now call on you to respond. All who share feminist values are invited to come together and make their voices heard at this urgent time for women’s right.

Choose a single question or respond to as many questions as you want. Written messages and visual images submitted here will be reviewed and selected contributions will be shaped by the artists into a new collaborative project, with the mission of creating a foundation for the largest gender rights community in Web3.

This project took Chicago’s inspiring banners ‘What If Women Ruled the World’, which were created in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, as its source for a new revolutionary blockchain enabled call-and-response.

Judy Chicago, 2021

Photo © Donald Woodman/Artists Rights Society, New York

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago (born Judith Sylvia Cohen, 1939, Chicago, Il) is one of the most influential artists of our century, an author, feminist, educator and intellectual, and a 2022 inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Over the course of her six-decade career, social and environmental justice have been the driving force behind some of her most important projects as she continues to fight for equality in the art world for women and other marginalized artists and the protection of all living creatures.

Over the years, male curators, and critics, who favored artwork created in the vein of the male-centered art historical canon, often overlooked her work. Rather than backing down, Chicago took on the challenge of changing these attitudes in the art world through the founding of the first Feminist Art Program at Fresno State, CA; the creation of her epic work, The Dinner Party, which sought to counter the erasure of women’s history; and the development of a K-12 “Dinner Party” curriculum. In subsequent projects and bodies of work, she has addressed the prescient issues of birth and creation in the Birth Project, the construct of masculinity in PowerPlay, the horrors of genocide in the Holocaust Project, and most recently, the subject of mortality and its relation to the destruction of our planet in The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction.

Chicago took the fashion world by storm with her collaboration with Dior and its creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Spring 2020 haute couture show in Paris. Chicago’s career retrospective opened to rave reviews in August 2021 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. In celebration of her retrospective, Chicago unveiled her largest Smoke Sculpture to date, Forever de Young, seen by more than 35,000 people worldwide.

The author of fifteen books, Chicago wrote her definitive memoir, The Flowering, published in July 2021 by Thames & Hudson and cited as one of the best books of the year. The award-winning newsmagazine show CBS Sunday Morning recently profiled Chicago.

judychicago.com

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Nadya Tolokonnikova (born November 7, 1989, Norilsk, Siberia, Russia) is a conceptual artist, musician, author, activist and the founding member of Pussy Riot, a global feminist protest art movement. Today, hundreds of people identify as a part of the Pussy Riot community. Pussy Riot joined the NFT community in early 2021, co-founder of UnicornDAO, instrumental in raising over $7m with UkraineDAO, a PleasrDAO member, and a supporter of a stronger female representation in the NFT space.

Tolokonnikova attended Moscow University and received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Rhode Island School of Design, 2019. She has had numerous museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including: “Empowerment”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, 2022-2023; “Inside Pussy Riot”, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K, 2017; “Zero Tolerance,” MoMA, New York, 2014; “Take Liberty”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, 2014; and collaborations and public projects including a performance for Banksy’s “Dismaland” exhibition, 2015; “Speech Itself – Pen America” with Jenny Holzer, Rockefeller Center, NY, 2022.

Nadya Tolokonnikova has an extensive and ongoing history of political activism, for which she was sentenced in 2012 to 2 years’ imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance. After activating a hunger strike protesting savage prison conditions, she was sent to a Siberian penal colony, where she maintained her artistic activity and toured the Siberian labor camps with her prison punk band. In 2018, she published the book “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.” Co-founder of independent news service and media outlet, Mediazona, she has spoken before the US Congress, British Parliament, European Parliament, and appeared as herself on season 3 of the television show House of Cards. Awards include Time magazine, Women of the Year, 2012; LennonOno Grant for Peace, 2012; The Guardian, Best Art of the 21st Century, for 2012 The Punk Prayer political art piece, in 2019; OutRight Action International Outstanding Award for her effort raising $7M in donation for Ukraine with the NFT Project Ukraine DAO, 2022.

Pussy Riot stands for gender fluidity, inclusivity, matriarchy, love, laughter, decentralization, anarchy, and anti-authoritarianism.

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FAQ

What is the project?

Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova now call on you to respond. All who share feminist values are invited to come together and make their voices heard at this urgent time for gender rights.

This project took Chicago’s inspiring banners ‘What If Women Ruled the World’, which were created in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, as its source for a new revolutionary blockchain enabled call-and-response.

Judy Chicago invites you to respond to one or more of her 11 questions posed on her banners. Written messages and visual images submitted here will be reviewed and selected contributions will be shaped by the artists into a new collaborative project, forming the foundation for the largest gender rights community in Web3.

What happens with the selected responses?

Selected responses will have the opportunity to be part of the creation of an NFT artwork.

Do I need a crypto wallet or address to participate?

You do not need a crypto wallet to submit a response. However, if your response does get selected to become part of the creation of an NFT artwork you will need a crypto wallet. DMINTI will contact participants whose responses have been selected for further details.

What is DMINTI?

DMINTI supports artists and cultural luminaries best express their vision through the most advanced digital technology and Web3 resources. In DMINTI’s metaverse, innovative programs such as Metaverse Mondays connect artists and cultural institutions to global and multi-generational audiences. DMINTI is dedicated to strong educational initiatives and offers cultural, highly curated experiences in the metaverse.

What is the Unicorn DAO?

The Unicorn DAO is a collector’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) dedicated to collecting and incubating non-fungible tokens created by female, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ artists in Web3.

ABOUT DMINTI

DMINTI partners with leading artists and cultural luminaries to best express their vision through the most advanced digital technology and Web3 resources. In DMINTI’s metaverse, innovative programs such as Metaverse Mondays connect artists and cultural institutions to global and multi-generational audiences. DMINTI is dedicated to strong educational initiatives and has become a leader offering live cultural, highly curated experiences in the metaverse.

DMINTI has produced projects with artists: Ricci Albenda, Sarah Meyohas, Brendan Murphy, and David Salle; new projects for fall 2022 with Josephine Meckseper and a collaboration by Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova.

DMINTI Founders: Shalom Meckenzie, Jennifer Stockman, Dominique Lévy, Christopher Jones, Carola Jain. Advisors & Partners: Hani Rashid, Mark Lemley, Franklin Leonard, Ran Neuner.

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ABOUT SHIFTING VISION

An artwork is always changing. Its meaning and cultural significance is constantly shifting as the world evolves around it. At Shifting Vision, we know that the developing nature of art is a powerful tool to understand global questions of our time.

We are a dedicated team of art and technology specialists working from Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Deeply rooted in collaboration, our passion is providing artists with the technological tools to experiment and develop innovative artworks that push the boundaries of conventional forms. Our skillset is broad, giving us the creative freedom to realise a wide variety of projects, including physical and digital art productions.

Through our intimate conversations with leading artists, curators and museum directors, we produce films exploring how current events influence our perception of the arts.

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Would Men and Women be Equal?

Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova now call on you to respond. All, who share feminist values, are invited to come together and make their voices heard at this urgent time for women’s right.

Choose a single question or respond to as many questions as you want. Written messages and visual images submitted here will be reviewed and selected contributions will be shaped by the artists into a new collaborative project, with the mission of creating a foundation for the largest gender rights community in Web3.

This project took Chicago’s inspiring banners ‘What If Women Ruled the World’, which were created in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, as its source for a new revolutionary blockchain enabled call-and-response.

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DMINTI METAVERSE

The DMINTI Metaverse can be accessed on Spatial.io via DMINTI’s website and is accessible via mobile, desktop and VR headsets.

View on Computer

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To view the space on your VR Oculus headset, you will have to connect your VR headset to your Spatial account (if this is your first time using Spatial with this device). Follow the instructions below or in the slideshow above.

Instructions on how to pair your headset:

  1. Open the Spatial app on your headset and click on the profile icon below your dock
  2. Read the message and click “Continue” if you already have a Spatial account
  3. Take note of your Pairing Code
  4. Login to Spatial on your Web Browser or Mobile App
  5. Click on your Avatar/Profile icon and then click Pair Headset
  6. Enter your pairing code and you’re good to go!

Instructions on how to pair your headset via your mobile app:

  1. Open Spatial on your mobile device
  2. Know what your Pairing Code is that you got from your headset
  3. Click the Avatar/Profile icon in the top middle
  4. Enter the 5 digit code from your device into the app
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About Hani Rashid

Hani Rashid a practicing architect, known for a first-of-its-kind Guggenheim Virtual Museum and the Virtual New York Stock Exchange among other notable projects and buildings including the Yas Marina Hotel and Formula one venue in Abu Dhabi. Hani co-founded New York based Asymptote Architecture with his partner, Lise Anne Couture in 1989. Alongside his professional work, Hani has a distinguished, international academic career having held numerous visiting professorships at a number of important universities including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). In 1998 Hani co-founded and developed Columbia University’s GSAAP Advanced Digital Design program. And in 2000 Hani co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice Architecture Biennale. Hani lives in New York City, and alongside his architectural practice, is the director of Deep_Futures, a research laboratory in the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

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