Visiting Scholar: Alex Kitnick

Monday, March 19
Crowley Theater
Marfa, TX

Judd Foundation and Marfa Book Co. present a discussion with art historian Alex Kitnick. In his presentation, Kitnick considers Judd’s early paintings installed in the Cobb House and Whyte Building, as well as the works from 1959–1961 in the exhibition Donald Judd: Paintings at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami April 5–July 15, 2018.

Visiting Scholars series is a new public program in partnership with Marfa Book Co. The series is an opportunity for scholars conducting research in the Judd Foundation Archives to present informal talks on new research while working in Marfa. The presentations explore and engage scholarship for the larger topics of which the researcher is involved including the work of Donald Judd.

Alex Kitnick, The Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts, is an art historian and critic based in New York. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. An editor of numerous volumes, including a collection of John McHale’s writings, The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951–1979, and October 136 on New Brutalism, he is also a frequent contributor to publications including Artforum, May, October, and Texte zur Kunst.