Video walk-through of Donald Judd at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), NYC
March 1 – January 9, 2021
The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Judd, on view in The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions in The David and Peggy Rockefeller Building, will be the first major US retrospective dedicated to Donald Judd (1928–1994) in over three decades. Presented solely at MoMA, the exhibition will explore the remarkable vision of an artist who revolutionized the history of sculpture, highlighting the full scope of Judd’s career through 70 works in sculpture, painting, and drawing, from public and private collections in the US and abroad.
“I had always considered my work another activity of some kind,” remarked artist Donald Judd. “I certainly didn’t think I was making sculpture.” One of the foremost sculptors of our time, Judd (1928–1994) refused this designation and other attempts to label his art. His revolutionary approach to form, materials, working methods, and display broke from the prevailing modes of art-making at the time. His work, in turn, changed the language of modern sculpture. From his early career as a painter while studying art history and writing art criticism, to his lifelong practice of using industrial materials and production processes, to explorations of color and surface through his “boxes” and “stacks”—the exhibition charts the full evolution of Judd’s remarkable vision.
Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, with Yasmil Raymond, former associate curator; Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant; and Erica Cooke, Research Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture.