Thinking about Chicago
One of my favorite things about Judy Chicago was her attitude. She explained in the beginning of the movie that she cared very little about what other people wanted her to be. In fact, this is why she changed her name; in order to invent who she wanted to be, rather than what she was expected to be. I noticed that many of her students did not have this type of confidence. The second lesson in the film was called â€śgiving voiceâ€? and revealed her studentsâ€™ insecurities about exposing themselves in the art world. Her students often looked to her as a source of confidence, many of them striving to mold their art to fit her expectations instead of their own. I felt as though this was often what her students struggled with the most. It was almost as though they could not decide whether they were putting themselves out there for themselves or for Judy Chicago.