To celebrate the new publication Donald Judd Interviews—featuring sixty interviews conducted with the artist in conversation with artists, critics, curators, and other contemporaries over the course of four decades—Metrograph, Judd Foundation, and David Zwirner Books present a screening of Michael Blackwood’s 1972 documentary film, The Artist's Studio: Donald Judd.
As well as intimate footage of the artist from the early 1970s, the film documents a significant long-form interview with art historian Barbara Rose, which has been included in the newly published Interviews compendium. This evening’s program will also premier archival Video8 footage of the last interview included in the publication, a personal conversation between the artist, his daughter, Rainer Judd, and her friend, filmmaker Joshua Homnick, in Marfa. A conversation with Michael Blackwood, Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray—co-editors of Donald Judd Interviews—will follow the screening.
In addition, a marathon reading organized in partnership with the Judd Foundation, David Zwirner Books, and Independent Curators International will take place at Judd foundation the following day.
ICI Collaborators including Barbara London, Juliana Steiner, and Sally Tallant read from these historical interviews with Judd, representing a diverse range of critical voices from the curatorial field who also have a connection to the publication or, by extension, Judd more specifically. Other participants include: Josh Baer, Andrew Durbin, Josh Franco, Lucy Gallun, Andrew Russeth, Phyllis Tuchman, and William J. Simmons.
The reading of interviews, sourced from over four decades, will be interspersed with archival audio recordings of the original interviews, selected in conversation with co-editor of Donald Judd Interviews, Caitlin Murray, Director of Archives and Programs at Judd Foundation.
Image: Donald Judd Interviews, 2019