Donald Judd Architecture + Design Lecture Series

Panel discussions organized by Judd Foundation in partnership with with The Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art and The School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design. The Donald Judd Architecture + Design Lecture Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

An Artists’ World
June 14, 2012
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

An exploration of the role of artists, gallerists, preservationists and community members in shaping the history of SoHo. From cultural interventions such as happenings and the Artists Against the Expressway movement, to legislative initiatives such as the AIR (Artists in Residence) re-zoning and historic district designation, the panel will consider how activism and community engagement impacted this neighborhood.

Andrew S, Dolkart is the Director of the Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Julie M. Finch is a choreographer, dancer, community organizer and chef. Barbara Rose is a freelance scholar, author, curator and art critic. The conversation will be moderated by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art.

Art and the Land
April 19, 2012
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY

Jamie Dearing and Peter Walker will be in conversation about Judd’s consideration of space, light and the natural landscape in art and architecture. Jamie Dearing is an artist living and working in Manhattan and Blue Point, Long Island and a former studio assistant to Donald Judd. Peter Walker is the founder and president of PWP Landscape Architecture and the author of Minimalist Gardens.

A Room Somewhere
March 21, 2012
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

An exploration of the artists’s studio or collector’s home and the role of objects and spaces in telling the story of a creative vision. Helène Furján is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Glorious Visions: John Soane’s Spectacular Theater. Anne Higonnet is Professor of Art History at Columbia University and author of A Museum of One’s Own: Private Collection, PUblic Gift. Furján and Higonnet will be joined by Rainer Judd, filmmaker, President of the Board of Judd Foundation, and daughter of Donald Judd. The panel will be moderated by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art.

Inside Out
May 4, 2011
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

Inside and Out is the first of a series of discussions to be held at MoMA while restoration is underway of Judd’s house and studio, 101 Spring Street, where he lived and worked from 1968 to 1994. Interpretations of Judd’s relationship to the cast iron 1870 structure, itself a  serially produced artifact, will be offered by Adam Yarinsky, Principle of ARO (Architecture Research Office) and lead architect for the restoration, and by Robert Bates of Walter B. Melvin Architects, who has been working on the preservation of the facades. Yarinsky will offer an analysis of the parallels with the work of Austrian architect Adolf Loos in considering the spatial, material, and programmatic qualities of Judd’s architectural interventions at 101 Spring Street and in his installed spaces at Marfa, Texas. Yarinsky and Bates will be joined by art historian Rosalind Krauss and Flavin Judd, son of Donald Judd, in a panel discussion moderated by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA.

Bad is Good
April 21, 2011
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY

Flavin Judd will be in conversation with Rama Chorpash, designer and Director of Product Design for the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design. Judd and Chorpash will discuss Donald Judd’s process and principles of design.