“Donald Judd”

Minimalism at the George Economou Collection, Athens

The George Economou Collection, Athens is holding a collective exhibition entitled “Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism” which will open on 22 October 2015 and run until April 2016. The exhibition will be curated by Mark Godfrey and will feature works by Dan Flavin, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, and Nikolai Mikhailovich Suetin. The exhibition is showing ten works that will expose a more nuanced side to Minimalism by exploring different debates, places and times. It will provide a journey for the viewer through the museum, beginning with an impressive brushed aluminium channel (1978) and early relief (1961) by Donald Judd, a plank (1988) by John McCracken and a painting (1966) by Agnes Martin. It will also feature Dan Flavin’s monument 4 for those who have been killed in ambush (to P. K. who reminded me about death) (1966), a work made from red fluorescent lamps and explicitly evoking the violence of the Vietnam War. Other works on the second floor will also reflect the relationship between Minimalism and history, such as Nikolai Suetin’s Suprematist Composition (1921) and Isa Genzken’s Gelbes Ellipsoid (Yellow Ellipsoid) (1976). The top floor of the exhibition explores the ideological implications of Minimalism as a new artistic discourse addressing loss, desire and identity, with works such as Robert Gober’s The Silent Sink (1984) evoking notions of loss and disease and Roni Horn’s Untitled (Billie), Untitled (Holiday) (2012) conveying the tragic romance of Billie Holiday’s music. The exhibition shows that Minimalism is not merely a blank canvas, but a kaleidoscopic mood board, as it is not quite so universally cool and clean as it supposes to...

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Donald Judd’s last stack to go on sale at Christie’s

Donald Judd’s work Untitled (Berstein 93 – 1) is to go on sale at Christie’s New York on 12 November 2014 as part of their Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The 15-foot-high sculpture is made from ten rectangular units of brass and green Plexiglass, which was created in 1993 a few months before his death, was the last sculpture of the Stacks series which he started in 1965. Senior specialist at Christie’s Jonathan Laib said of the series that they are “arguably the most successful, recognisable and transcendent” pieces of his œuvre, and also described the piece as a “masterwork” which could break the record for Judd’s works at auction. The most expensive of his works sold in the past was Untitled (DSS 42) (1963), which sold for $14 million in 2013.  Judd is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, who often uses abstraction to explore ideas of sensation and...

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Donald Judd at Sprüth Magers Berlin

Berlin, 21 March 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). Sprüth Magers Berlin is presenting the exhibition “Working Paper: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93” until 12 April 2014. The exhibition is showing 35 drawings by Donald Judd (1928-1994), representative of the which he began to develop three-dimensional projects. Berlin is the second city to welcome the selection of drawings, which were presented in the gallery’s London space in 2012. The drawings presented in the exhibition forge a close relationship with real objects produced by the artist, having assisted Judd in the decision of whether or not a work was worthy of life-size production, or whether it should be abandoned. Later images take the form of scripts which accompany the production process. Peter Ballantine, a specialist in the artist’s work and the author of a catalogue on the exhibition published in 2012, has curated the...

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Minimalism at David Zwirner

New York, 22 January 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA) Until 1 March 2014, David Zwirner Gallery in New York is exhibiting prints by Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and Fred Sandback. The gallery aims to offer a new perspective on Minimalism, which is better known for its three-dimensional pieces. The prints, created between 1961 and 1994, represent a new way in which artists were expressing their concept of space and material, and echo several iconic Minimalist works. The Minimalist movement, built around architect Mies Von der Rohe’s idea of “less is more”, developed during the 1960s as an antithesis to the subjectivity of Abstract Expressionism and the figurative aspect of Pop Art. Minimalist artists explored the notion of perception, creating works that reflected on the space surrounding...

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Donald Judd at David Zwirner London

London, 8 July 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). David Zwirner London is currently hosting an exhibition of works by Donald Judd (1928-1994), to run until 3 August 2013. The show is the first to present works by the artist in London for nearly fifteen years, and is the first significant exhibition of Judd’s works in the United Kingdom since a 2004 retrospective at London’s Tate Modern. Sculptures by the artist demonstrate his unique visual vocabulary, composed of coloured forms. Judd is considered to be one of America’s most significant post-war artists, and a leading proponent of the minimalist movement — a label which the artist rejected due to its generality. Judd’s work is included in numerous collections internationally, most prominently in a permanent installation found at the Judd Foundation in New York City. His work is currently on display as part of an exhibition titled “Donald Judd: The Mutli-Colored Works,” at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St Louis, until 4 January 2014. The artist is represented exclusively by David...

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