Donald Judd: Furniture Public Talks and Guided Visit

It’s Hard To Find a Good Lamp Talk Series
Judd Foundation is pleased to present public programs in New York and Marfa, Texas that will examine Donald Judd’s approach to furniture and design. All events are free and open to the public.


Donald Judd: Furniture is Furniture
Rob Beyer and Jim Walrod
101 Spring Street, New York, NY
Wednesday, May 10

Rob Beyer, Board Treasurer of Judd Foundation, and Jim Walrod, interior designer, will discuss the development of Donald Judd’s furniture within the context of Judd’s own furniture and design collection. Judd was an avid collector of well-designed objects, amassing a collection both at 101 Spring Street and his properties in Marfa, Texas which include pieces by Alvar Aalto, Gerrit Rietveld, Gustav Stickley, and Rudolph Schindler.


Donald Judd: Reasonableness, Usefulness, and Scale
Flavin Judd and Annabelle Selldorf, moderated by Felix Burrichter
101 Spring Street, New York, NY
Monday, May 15

Flavin Judd, Curator & Co-President of Judd Foundation, and Annabelle Selldorf, Architect, Selldorf Architects, will be in conversation moderated by Felix Burrichter, Editor/Creative Director of PIN-UP Magazine. The panel will discuss the relationship between Donald Judd’s furniture designs and the architectural spaces that they are located in at 101 Spring Street in New York and at his home and studios in Marfa, Texas.


Donald Judd: A Good Chair is a Good Chair
Nicholas Fox Weber
101 Spring Street, New York, NY
Thursday, May 18

Nicholas Fox Weber, Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, will present a lecture on Donald Judd as an artist, designer, architect, writer, and collector, and the interrelation of these practices. Weber, who knew Judd personally, will also speak to Judd’s influences, including Josef Albers and Le Corbusier, and the legacy his own practice leaves.


Nicholas Fox Weber is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and founder and president of Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization devoted to medical care, education, and the arts in isolated villages in rural Senegal. He is the author of 14 books, including biographies of Balthus and Le Corbusier, and numerous exhibition catalogs. Among other publications, his writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, ARTnews, Town & Country, and Vogue, among other publications. He is married to the novelist Katharine Weber, has two adult daughters, and lives in Connecticut, Paris, and southwest Ireland.


Donald Judd: On Thoughtful Building and Building Well
Caitlin Murray
The Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX
Saturday, June 10

Caitlin Murray, Director of Marfa Programs & Archivist of Judd Foundation, will present a lecture on the history of Donald Judd’s furniture and its relationship to the history of modernist furniture as demonstrated by Judd’s own furniture collection installed in his living and working spaces at 101 Spring Street in New York and Marfa, Texas.


Donald Judd: Outdoor Furniture
Rainer Judd, Alfredo Mediano, and Randy Sanchez
La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Marfa, TX
Saturday, July 8
Open hours: 10:00am; talk: 11:00am

Rainer Judd, Co-President of Judd Foundation, Alfredo Mediano, former employee of Donald Judd, and Randy Sanchez, Facilities Manager of Judd Foundation, will lead a tour through La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Judd’s home and studio in Marfa, Texas. The tour will focus on the history and fabrication of Judd’s wood furniture at The Block, which Mediano fabricated for Judd in the 1970s.


Donald Judd: Furniture Guided Visits
Judd Foundation is pleased to announce a new Guided Visit of 101 Spring Street focused on the furniture collection within Judd’s home and studio. The Guided Visit will be anchored by a ground floor installation, curated by Flavin Judd, of examples of Judd’s furniture designs. The Guided Visit will be offered June to August 2017. Tickets are available on our website.

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