Installation view, Donald Judd, David Zwirner, New York, 2011.*
Special Events: Donald Judd at David Zwirner
Donald Judd at David Zwirner
Concurrent with the Donald Judd exhibition at David Zwirner (on view through June 25, 2011), the gallery is pleased to present two special events.
Guided tour of the exhibition with James Lawrence
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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James Lawrence is a critic and historian of post-war and contemporary art. His recent articles and essays include studies of Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Rachel Whiteread. He is a frequent contributor to The Burlington Magazine.
Screenings of Marfa Voices, a short documentary film by Rainer Judd
Saturday, June 25, 2011
1PM, 3PM, 5PM
Each screening will be introduced by the filmmaker with a Q&A after.
A reception will follow the 5PM screening.
Free & open to the public. In the gallery’s 519 West 19th1 Street location.
Rainer Judd is the daughter of Donald Judd (1928–1994). A graduate of New York University’s Film program, she has worked with directors such as Francis Coppola and Gus Van Sant, both in front of and behind the camera. She became a co-executor of the Judd Estate in 1994. In 1996, she became a founding trustee of Judd Foundation and now serves as President of the Board. Since 2006, she has overseen Judd Foundation’s Oral History Project, an ongoing extensive film project that documents interviews with individuals who each have unique and invaluable perspectives into Donald Judd’s artistic philosophy and working method. Judd shared his artistic vision and process with those working around him, including assistants, fabricators, friends, dealers, and many of the most prominent artists, scholars, and collectors of the time. The film, Marfa Voices (25 minutes), co-directed by Karen Bernstein, features excerpts from these interviews and is a collection of vivid anecdotes and personal reflections by Marfa, Texas residents who had special connections to Judd’s artistic practice. The film portrays an intimate view of the artist as a town resident for nearly 20 years.
About the exhibition
One of the most significant American artists of the post-war period, Donald Judd’s oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimalist art—a label the artist strongly objected to. The unaffected, straightforward quality of Judd’s work demonstrates his strong interest in color, form, material, and space. This is David Zwirner’s inaugural exhibition of work by Judd since having announced its exclusive representation of Judd Foundation. Currently on view is an exhibition of works by the artist drawn from his seminal 1989 show held at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany. Brought together from international public and private collections, this is the first time these particular works have been exhibited together in a group of this size since Judd’s 1989 installation.
The exhibition, which spans both of the gallery’s spaces at 525 and 533 West 19th Street, reflects the artist’s intended clarity and rigor in its installation. These works comprise one of Judd’s few explorations of color on a large scale using anodized aluminum and thus provide a focused investigation of the key concerns within his influential practice.
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