Copper in the Arts

April 2019

MOMA Announces 2020 Donald Judd Retrospective

donald-judd-exhibit-moma-news.jpgUntitled, 1966/68, by Donald Judd, created with copper and mixed materials.
Courtesy of MOMA.

The Museum of Modern Art recently unveiled plans for a retrospective of world-renown copper arts Donald Judd, the first of it's kind in the United States.

Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture; and Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator; with Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant; and Erica Cooke, Research Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, the exhibition will explore the work of the celebrated artist who aimed to create straightforward pieces that could assume a direct, material, and physical presence, without recourse to grand philosophical statements.

The exhibition will span more than 30 years. 

Judd eschewed the classical ideals of representational sculpture in favor of creating a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation. Presented solely at MoMA, this retrospective includes some sixty works of sculpture, painting, and drawing, from public and private collections in the US and abroad.

"Half a century after Judd established himself as a leading figure of his time, there remains a great deal to discover," Temkin says. "MoMA’s presentation will emphasize the radicality of his approach to art-making and the visual complexity of his work." The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog, featuring essays examining subjects fundamental to Judd’s work and thinking, including methods of fabrication, his early paintings and sketchbooks, his relationship with museums, his interest in site-specific work, and his activities in the realms of design and architecture.




Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, (212) 708-9400

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