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Donald Judd

How a Texan Becomes Cool in N.Y.C.

Sarah Enelow | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Sarah Enelow

Upon going home and doing some research, I learned that the minimalist artist Donald Judd fled the New York art scene for Marfa back in the '70s, and slowly established it as an arts destination that was now enjoying serious notoriety. But as a Texan myself, I had not gotten the memo.

11 Art Destinations That Double As Therapeutic Retreats

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts

There are many reasons to see art -- to get a taste of something beautiful, to engage in new ways with today's pressing questions, to escape to anothe...

Dan Flavin's "Monument" / Can Minimalism Protest a War?

Matthew Israel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Matthew Israel

With "antiwar art," one envisions documentary photographs of wartime destruction and atrocities; "direct evidence" of the casualties of war. Yet this is increasingly far from the case today.

Minimalist Voices of the Past and Present

MutualArt | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

A new exhibition that opened last Saturday at the University of Michigan Museum of Art revisits the Minimalist movement, viewed from a fresh perspective.

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

Travel Guide: The Art and Design (and Food and Drink) of Marfa, Texas

Sarah Stodola | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

Before minimalist artist Donald Judd arrived in the early 1970s, Marfa was a floundering former railroad stopover in the remote West Texas desert. H...

Awol Erizku's Eight-Track

Hilary Harkness | Posted 09.20.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

Erizku is a photographer and a self-reflective curator. He tells me that he envisioned his show as a mixtape - he's got some hits mixed in with some tracks that he might need to convince you are worth a listen.

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

NCCA Kronstadt: After Malevich

j.frede | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Just across the waters of the Baltic Sea from where I sit now writing this, the art world was changed forever.

Zona MACO: A Window On Latin America

MutualArt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The ambitious fair has been regarded as the most important art event in Latin America, bringing together 137 galleries from 21 different countries from across Europe, North and South America.

Kid Crawls On Million-Dollar Artwork, Internet Lets Out Collective WTF?

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

This is why we can't have nice things. Holy crap. Horrible kids, horrible parents. @tate pic.twitter.com/6h1nuY6CfQ— Stephanie Theodore (@Theodor...

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

It's the Small Things

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Shana Sigmond

beauty, sentiment -- none trumps the act of living. We don't take up residence in museums, and we shouldn't aspire to. Homes are meant to be lived in, and as a result, things sometimes break.

Donald Judd's Specific Objects and the Art of Installation

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

We live now in permissive times -- art historically speaking -- when any and all art-making approaches are potentially viable, especially so if they riff on, reuse, or recycle the past. And so to be confronted with a monumental example of Minimalist art may be jarring.

Hotel In a Box

Tablet | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Tablet

Lately we've noticed a profusion of cubes in the world of hotel design -- modern, self-contained pods set in some of planet's most otherworldly landscapes.

Nathan Mabry Gets His Pre-Columbian Groove On

Susan Michals | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

It's hard enough these days to get one great art show going, let alone two, albeit simultaneously. But that's exactly what Los Angeles based Nathan Mabry has managed to pull off.

Donald Judd and Marfa

Hannah Hoel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
Hannah Hoel

The crisp black lines on a set of Judd-designed teacups mirror the lines and circles of a corkscrew as well as patterning on an adjacent antique Iranian bowl, items intentionally arranged on a table downstairs.

The Marfa Diaries

Artwrit | Posted 09.02.2012 | Arts
Artwrit

At times, Marfa appears to be a mirage. In the middle of a bone-dry desert, Donald Judd has managed to leave the imprint of his own legacy of minimalism and the avant-garde.

The Life and Opinions of Liam Gillick, Gentleman-Artist

John Corso | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
John Corso

Liam Gillick's tongue-in-cheek show at Casey Kaplan attests to an exciting career in transition: room to grow, fluid self-criticality, and an evolving stance on the source of meaning in art.

Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing New Retrospective

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

A 14-room Yayoi Kusama retrospective is making its way to New York. The exhibition invites viewers into the polka-dotted mind of an artist who has spe...

Marfa '12, A Trip to the Moon: A Weekend of Aliens and Astronauts

Alexander Adler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Over Memorial Day weekend, a select few eschewed beaches and mountains traversing through a barren wasteland to a Mecca in West Texas known as Ballr...

The Donald Judd Effect: 'Marfa Voices'

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

This Saturday, New York's David Zwirner Gallery will host screenings of two documentary films about Donald Judd, in conjunction with an exhibition of his minimalist sculpture.

PHOTOS: New York Gallery Week 2011 Is Upon Us!

Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Make sure to wear your most comfortable shoes because this year’s New York Gallery Week is a three-day event comprised of 60 galleries and not-for-p...

WATCH: Marfa, TX: 'No Place Like Here'

Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts

"Every Wednesday night in Marfa, we have craft night," says Rachel Neel, its co-founder, "and it's like our church." The 2,000 citizens of the remote ...

Stendhal's Syndrome

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Stendhal's syndrome (or hyperkulturemia) is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art.