WAA.044

Donald Judd; Whitechapel Art Gallery London; 5/3/1986

Donald Judd (1928-1994) speaks about art foundations and his desire of having a permanent installation of his and other artists' works. According to him there is a necessity in installations that are permanent - something he argues that nobody even in New York can see. This position is set in opposition to the gallery and museum system. Judd suggests that the guarantee of taking care of one's own work, and other artists' works happens when the installation becomes permanent. Such a process is slow.

Judd refers to the building at 19th Street, his New York studio and exhibition space designed in 1870 by Nicolas Whyte, as well as several buildings in Marfa and a ranch in Texas. The lecture is richly illustrated with slides. The atmosphere of the event is very pleasant; there is a lot of humor involved. The artist and the public seem to be very relaxed. There is a good understanding and dialogue between Judd and participants of the event.


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Accession No. WAA.044
Artist: Donald Judd
Container annotation: Slide lecture on his own work
Place/Year: Whitechapel Art Gallery London 5/3/1986
Type: Slide Lecture
Technical aspects:
Duration: 45'
Tape capacity: 90
Tape brand: Scotch