For Freedoms Donald Judd Billboard

In 1970 Artforum asked a number of artists to respond to the following question, “What is your position regarding the kinds of political action that should be taken by artists?” Donald Judd’s statement includes one of his most powerful political remarks: “If you don’t act, someone else will decide everything.”

Judd Foundation has partnered with For Freedoms as part of their 2020 Awakening with a billboard featuring this statement by Judd in his home state of Missouri. Installed off of I-70 in St. Louis, Missouri, the billboard is on view through Election Day. Being wide awake in 2020, For Freedoms practices and values compassion, critical thinking, imagination and accountability. They accept that we as a society cannot go backwards, and understand that change starts with individuals connected to one another.

For information on For Freedoms’ 2020 Awakening, visit forfreedoms.org.

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Installation view of The Artist and Politics: A Statement (1970), Donald Judd/Judd Foundation
For Freedoms, 2020 Awakening Billboard Campaign, St. Louis, Missouri
Donald Judd Text © 2020 Judd Foundation
Image © Alyssa Meadows
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Installation of The Artist and Politics: A Statement (1970), Donald Judd/Judd Foundation
For Freedoms, 2020 Awakening Billboard Campaign, St. Louis, Missouri
Donald Judd Text © 2020 Judd Foundation
Video: Bryan Dematteis © 2020 Judd Foundation
@juddfoundation @forfreedoms @fovealmedia #The2020Awakening

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