• Some of What It Is That Donald Judd Comes to Find Out with Respect to Space

    Author(s):
    Adrian Kohn (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Donald Judd, two-color monochrome, chinati foundation, Judd Foundation, Space
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ghpb-wa68
    Abstract:
    Time is wasting. (“It’s a short life and a little speed is necessary,” Donald Judd remarks in 1983, age fifty-five. Next, in ’87, “the long extent of time compared to life, which is very short, is quite obvious.” In ’89, “I have a short life” and “it’s not news that life is short.” In ’92, “is life big or little? It’s short.” Then in a text from ’93, written just months before he passes, “the new work seemed to be the beginning of my own freedom, with possibilities for a lifetime. The possibilities and the lifetime are now well along.”) Perhaps on account of these reasons Judd figures we sorely need some lessons and basic exercises, a primer of sorts to get ourselves ready to view his art and the space it makes, all of which is to say, something written down that’ll be helpful to us if we’re to set about trying to get a sense of the man’s thinking on the topic of space a quarter-century or more after he’s gone.
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