View of the reading area at the entrance to Judd, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 1–July 11, 2020. Digital Image © 2020 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Donald Judd’s vast writings exist both out of practicality, as it was his part-time job, and as an endeavor of passion and necessity. The artist used writing as a way to think through ideas and art of the moment. His numerous unembellished texts claim thought-provoking opinions on the work of his fellow artists. In conjunction with the exhibition Judd, we are reading three texts by Judd that explore the artist as a writer, citizen, and instigator.

We invite you to read Donald Judd with us, and join the conversation about these writings next week (see details below). The texts are free to download through the following links:

Specific Objects,” 1964
The Artist and Politics: A Symposium,” 1970
On Installation,” 1982

All texts were drawn from Donald Judd Writings (Judd Foundation/David Zwirner Books, 2016), © 2020 Judd Foundation. For additional writings by Judd, please visit the Judd Foundation website.

Our conversation will be led by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture. Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, will moderate.

This program will take place online on Monday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. If you’d like to participate, please email [email protected] to receive the streaming link and password. We look forward to seeing you then.