Spring Newsletter 2010
"Art's a totality. To be a totality it has to be clear. And, there isn't any other way, but to make it a totality. That's one of its basic natures. So, it's not about subdividing things or analyzing things, or this is A and that's B and that's C and so forth. It's about putting all these things together."
Donald Judd, 1989 Back to Clarity, interview with Jochen Poetter
After a successful New York exhibition for Judd Furniture at Sebastian+Barquet gallery in Chelsea, the show continues at the gallery's showroom on 26th Street. The showroom is open Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM and by appointment.
601 West 26th Street , 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10001
Judd Foundation and chefs Nils Noren and Christina Wang of the French Culinary Institute co-hosted an evening with openhousenewyork
, a non-profit that coordinates educational programming around architecture and design in New York City. A mix of architects, curators, collectors and journalists enjoyed signature cocktails along with a fusion of Mexican and Swedish hors d'oevres, reflecting some of Donald Judd's favorite cuisines. The evening introduced both architecture and preservation fans to 101 Spring Street and raised funds for the programs of Judd Foundation and openhousenewyork.
Make A Donation to Judd Foundation
You can now make an online donation to Judd Foundation to support its programs. Judd Foundation is steward to more than 126,000 square feet dispersed throughout 16 discrete properties in New York and Texas, including the artist's studios, archives and personal library. Through the preservation of these installed spaces, and its tours and public programs, Judd Foundation raises awareness of Donald Judd's artistic legacy.
Judd Foundation is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 public charity under an advance ruling.
If you are interested in making a donation, or finding out more about Judd Foundation and its programs, please visit our website:
The Armory Show 2010: Judd Foundation Events
In conjunction with VIP programming for The Armory Show in New York, Judd Foundation coordinated two events during the week.
It's Hard To Find A Good Lamp
A moderated panel
Donald Judd's 1993 essay about the development of his furniture served as the basis for a panel discussion on the confluence of art and design. Held at the Standard Hotel, a thoughtful conversation was moderated by Mayer Rus, Design and Culture Editor for the LA Times Magazine, and featured artists, Roy McMakin, Peter Macapia, Rob Pruitt and Judd Foundation Board President, Rainer Judd.
To view a recording of the panel discussion, please visit our website:
Special Tour of 101 Spring Street, Donald Judd's home and studio
The panel discussion was followed later in the week with private tours of Donald Judd's home and studio at 101 Spring Street. 100 guests visited Judd's private living and working spaces in this landmark SoHo building. 101 Spring Street is slated to close later this year for renovation and donations to support this effort can be made via our website:
New York Gatherings
Judd Foundation continued its "Gatherings" program, which brings together an intimate group of inspirational thinkers, artists, curators and collectors to 101 Spring Street.
The December topic featured artist, Tom Sachs, who led a conversation on "Art as decision-making", and in January, curator, Yona Backer moderated a lively discussion entitled, "What is essential is invisible to the eye".
In February artists, architects, and collectors debated the topic, "Rules are for bending", and guests braved a severe snowstorm to participate in the discussion, "Take it further: Language and risk".
A Catalogue Raisonné form will be added to the Foundation website in April 2010.
For enquiries about the Catalogue Raisonné, please contact Katy Rogers, Catalogue Raisonné Manager at: Krogers@juddfoundation.org
For additional information on the Catalogue Raisonné, please visit our website:
Donald Judd Conference
"Donald Judd: Delegated Fabrication"
History, practices, issues and implications
The University of Oregon in Portland will be hosting a day-long conference on Sunday, April 25, 2010 and will focus on Judd as an icon of the American minimalist movement, as well as issues of authenticity and fabrication that continue to have lasting implications for artists today. The conference will also explore the artist's connection to the Pacific Northwest, where he created a site-specific piece in 1974. Conference Speakers are Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art, Peter Ballantine, curator and Donald Judd's wood fabricator and Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum.
For additional information:
Donald Judd and 101 Spring Street
Nicholas Robinson Gallery and Maurice Tuchman have organized an exhibition of artists whose works were permanently installed by Donald Judd at 101 Spring Street. The show commemorates the upcoming renovation of Spring Street and runs through April 17, 2010
535 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction
Organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the exhibition features objects ranging from the iPod to designs by Thonet and Donald Judd.
March 20 to September 19, 2010
For additional information:
Minimal: Art and Furniture from the MAK Collection
Organized by the MAK Museum in Vienna, the exhibition combines various aspects of minimalism from Gerrit Rietveld chairs to Donald Judd bookshelves.
May 26 to October 31, 2010
For additional information:
Los Angeles Times Magazine, March 16, 2010
“It’s Hard To Find A Good Lamp”, Mayer Rus
Arc Space (arcspace.com), November 30
“Donald Judd: Furniture” at Sebastian + Barquet, New York.