June 21 - September 19, 2013
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Donald Judd (1928-1994).
This is the first gallery presentation of this seminal artist in London in nearly fifteen years and the first significant exhibition of Judd’s work in the U.K. since his 2004 retrospective at Tate Modern, London. From the early 1960s up until the time of his death, Judd developed a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation. Together, the works in this exhibition present an overview of many of Judd’s signature forms and offer insight into his singular commitment to material, color, and proportion. One of the most significant American artists of the postwar period, Judd’s oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimalist art — a label to which the artist strongly objected on the grounds of its generality.
The work of Donald Judd is included in numerous museum collections. Permanent installations of the artist’s work can be found at Judd Foundation spaces in New York City, at 101 Spring Street (following extensive restorations, his home and studio opened to the public in June 2013) and Marfa, Texas, along with the neighboring Chinati Foundation. Judd Foundation (Rainer Judd and Flavin Judd, Co-Presidents) is exclusively represented by David Zwirner. In 2011, the gallery exhibited a selection of works by the artist drawn from his seminal 1989 exhibition held at the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany and in 2013 a major installation by Judd was included in Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, the inaugural exhibition at David Zwirner’s new 20th Street location in New York. Judd’s work is currently on view in the exhibition Donald Judd: The Multi-Colored Works at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis (through January 4, 2014).
Special events and presentations
Starting Saturday, September 14, The Conran Shop in London’s Chelsea neighborhood will present ‘Judd at Conran,’ a capsule collection of Judd furniture, to coincide with The London Design Festival 2013. Read more about it on Artinfo.
On Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM, Marfa Voices, a short documentary film by Rainer Judd, will be screened at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in association with Disegno Magazine. Ms. Judd will be in attendance. Watch the official trailer and read more about Marfa Voices from a 2011 feature in the Huffington Post when the film was screened at David Zwirner in New York.
Image above: Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Alex Delfanne.