Donald Judd at Gagosian Hong Kong
October 13–November 13, 2021
Gagosian, Hong Kong
Judd Foundation is pleased to share the first solo exhibition dedicated to Donald Judd in Hong Kong. Judd played a central role in defining the art of his time, and his work continues to be influential today. The exhibition will feature significant pieces from the 1960s through the 1990s and is the gallery’s first presentation of Judd’s work since announcing its representation of the artist and Judd Foundation in September.
The exhibition highlights a selection of Judd’s single-unit wall pieces from 1965 through 1991. They are made with some of the primary elements in his material vocabulary: galvanized iron, colored plexiglass, plywood, anodized aluminum, and painted aluminum. The carefully proportioned forms of the works emphasize the intrinsic qualities of their materials and the relationships between their parts and the whole.
Also on view in Hong Kong are two floor pieces from 1989 made from unpainted Douglas fir plywood. Defined by their horizontal and vertical planes, with segments arranged on a diagonal, these works’ precise internal division transforms their occupation of space and effectively channels light and shade. As such, they typify the way in which the structural clarity of Judd’s art heightens perceptual exchange between the work, its surroundings, and the viewer.