New York: Between Art and Life: The Task of the Critic
Flavin Judd in conversation with Johanna Fateman and Wayne Koestenbaum
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:30–8pm EDT
Join Judd Foundation and the Jewish Museum, New York, for an online conversation on the occasion of the Jewish Museum’s exhibition New York: 1962–1964, the final project conceived and curated by Germano Celant (1940–2020). The exhibition explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City by examining how artists living and working in the city responded to their rapidly changing world. Flavin Judd, artistic director of Judd Foundation, will speak with writers and critics Johanna Fateman and Wayne Koestenbaum about connections between artists represented in the exhibition, Donald Judd’s work as a critic, and the state of art criticism in a conversation moderated by Sarah C. Bancroft, executive director of the James Rosenquist Foundation. The recorded conversation will air on the Jewish Museum’s YouTube channel.
Installation view, New York: 1962–1964, Jewish Museum, New York, July 22, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, left to right: © 2022 Kenneth Noland/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Estate of Isamu Noguchi/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; © 2022 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Marjorie Strider. Photo: Nicholas Venezia, courtesy Selldorf Architects
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 12pm EDT
Join Judd Foundation and Bloomberg Connects for a special conversation with Rainer Judd and Sofia Coppola. The pair will discuss the creative process of filmmaking, focusing on short films about Judd Foundation spaces in New York and Marfa, Texas. The films, produced by Judd Foundation and Terremoto Films, and codirected by Rainer Judd and Joseph Cashiola with cinematographer Darren Lew in New York, feature narration by Donald Judd. The conversation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. To join the online event, register at onlineexperiences.com.
Still from “La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas” © Judd Foundation. Artwork © 2022 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Eileen Costello and Marta Kuzma on Donald Judd
Moderated by Caitlin Murray
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7pm est
Join Gagosian for a conversation between art historian Eileen Costello and Yale School of Art professor Marta Kuzma, moderated by Caitlin Murray, director of archives and programs at Judd Foundation, on the occasion of the exhibition Donald Judd: Paintings 1959–1961 at Gagosian, New York. Livestreaming from the exhibition in Chelsea, the trio will discuss Judd’s two-dimensional work and how the lessons he learned from the innovations of Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painters—including Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko—permeate his entire body of work. To join the online event, register at eventbrite.com.
Donald Judd, untitled, 1961 © Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever
Central Marfa Historic District
National Register of Historic Places
The Central Marfa Historic District, including eleven buildings preserved and repurposed by Donald Judd, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the first time that Judd’s approach to architecture and preservation has been recognized as historically significant at the federal level.
The district’s addition to the National Register acknowledges the historical, architectural, and cultural significance of the city of Marfa, the importance of the town’s Hispanic heritage, and its growth as a mercantile center from the late nineteenth century into the postwar period. The eleven buildings are today maintained by Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation.
Central Marfa Historic District
Donald Judd and Judd Foundation
It is impossible to consider the history of American art without Donald Judd. He played an essential role in the development of modernism and was as respected by his peers as he is revered by artists working today. We got to know each other in New York in the early 1980s and he was one of the first artists whose work I really admired. The use of color and proportion, together with a unique combination of rigor and elegance, was incredibly powerful and remains essential today. Being a partner in realizing his vision and presenting his work as he intended is a great honor for me and the gallery.
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of the work of Donald Judd and Judd Foundation. The partnership underscores the gallery’s more than forty-year commitment to critical artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Donald Judd in his architecture studio, Marfa, Texas, 1993. Artwork © 2021 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: © Laura Wilson
MoMA Virtual Views
As we “museum from home,” exhibition curator Ann Temkin introduces the 2020 retrospective Judd at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Temkin discusses Donald Judd’s installation process and how the artist’s revolutionary approach has widened our understanding of sculpture for generations to come.
Still from “MoMA Virtual Views: Donald Judd”
New York: 1962–1964
Through January 8, 2023
Jewish Museum, New York
The final project conceived and curated by Germano Celant (1940–2020), this exhibition explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in the city responded to their rapidly changing world. The more than 150 artworks on view were all made or seen in New York between 1962 and 1964. Work by Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol is included.
Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964 (still), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved
Variation in Print
April 30–August 28, 2022
This exhibition, whose subtitle translates to American Graphic Art, explores the so-called “graphic boom,” when, beginning in the 1960s, prominent American artists eagerly explored the potentials and challenges of printmaking. The technical particularities of the medium—including serial repetition, the use of found motifs, and the division of idea and execution among multiple participants—provided stimuli that became central to their artistic concepts. Work by Donald Judd and Brice Marden is included.
Installation view, Variation in Print: Amerikanische Druckgrafik, Kunstmuseum Basel, April 30–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jonas Hänggi
March 1, 2020–January 9, 2021
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bringing together sculptures, paintings, drawings, and rarely seen works from throughout Donald Judd’s career, this exhibition is the first US retrospective in over thirty years to explore this artist’s remarkable vision.
Installation view, Donald Judd, Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 1, 2020–January 9, 2021. Artwork © 2020 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York