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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Donald Judd

(1928 - 1994), USA

Donald Judd was a highly regarded American sculptor and critic. Born in Missouri, he moved to New York where he studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before completing his graduate studies in philosophy and art history at Columbia University. Through his art practice and writing, he significantly influenced the course of late-20th-century sculpture and although he strongly rejected the term, he became an important figure of the Minimalist art movement.

Arguably one of the most well-known American post-war artists, Judd today is best recognised for his Plexiglas, metal, and wood rectangular and square boxes. However, he initially began his art practice as an abstract painter. He soon transitioned to sculptural work, culminating in his 'stacks'—sets of rectangular cubes that protrude from the wall in vertical columns hung evenly from floor to ceiling. Untitled (90-7 Bernstein) is one such work, comprised of ten boxes of red anodized aluminum and transparent Plexiglas. Made of industrial materials, Judd's 'stacks' demonstrate his foundational interest in the formal properties of colour, material, form, and space.

Pertinent to Judd's practice was a consideration of how a sculpture could exist in a space and how viewers could navigate around it. This interest in spatial dynamics extended to an innovative architecture and design practice. In the late 1960s he designed small shelters in Baja California that would influence his later designs for buildings in Marfa and Europe. In the 1970s he also began designing furniture for his various residences. Pieces such as Corner Chair 15 make clear that the artist brought the angularity and refined craftsmanship of his sculptures to the other spheres of his practice as well.

Judd described his own works as 'the simple expression of complex thought.' Such complex thought was also manifested in the essays that the artist would produce throughout his life. A seminal text still widely referenced today, his 'Specific Objects' essay was published in Arts Yearbook 8 in 1965. It proposed a painting-sculpture hybrid that reflected his own development in thinking about the two media as well the similar process of conceptual expansion that was contemporaneously occurring for his peers.

Judd's first museum survey took place in 1968 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and he has since been the subject of numerous institutional exhibitions, including a major survey at Tate Modern, London, in 2004. His artwork is held in many major collections, including at Tate; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

In 1968 Judd moved to Marfa, Texas, where he purchased a five-storey home and studio. Over time he acquired for the building a range of permanent installations of his work and the work of colleagues such as Dan Flavin. This home is now part of the multi-building museum The Chinati Foundation. The Judd Foundation maintains and preserves the artist's other living and working spaces, libraries, and archives, both in Marfa and in New York.

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Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled, 1979 Purple anodised aluminium and stainless steel
6 x 110 x 6 inches
David Zwirner
Untitled, 91-7 Ballantine by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled, 91-7 Ballantine, 1991 Douglas Fir plywood
100 x 100 x 50 cm
Galerie Greta Meert
Untitled (Black) by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled (Black), 1991 Extruded aluminium, anodised in Black
5 7/8 x 41 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Untitled by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled, 1964 Copper and blue lacquer on galvanized iron
15.2 x 68.6 x 61 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled. by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled., 1989–1990 Two woodcuts (Cadmium Yellow Deep) on Japanese laid paper Tosa Hanga
23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Corner Chair 15 by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddCorner Chair 15 Anodized aluminum
75 x 50 x 50 cm
THE CLUB
Untitled (#198) by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled (#198), 1990 Woodcut printed in cadmium red with two lines of black hand stencil printing
69.8 x 88.5 cm
THE CLUB
Untitled (#196) by Donald Judd contemporary artwork
Donald JuddUntitled (#196), 1990 Woodcut printed in cadmium yellow with black (lower) and red (upper) hand stencil printing
59.7 x 80 cm
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Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
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23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Continuing Abstraction at Gagosian, Basel
Closed
10 June–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Continuing Abstraction Gagosian, Basel
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Closed
15 November–21 December 2018 Group Exhibition Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback David Zwirner, Hong Kong

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Brutalist sculpture is the star act at this exhibition in Brussels Related Press Brutalist sculpture is the star act at this exhibition in Brussels Wallpaper* : 10 May 2018

'I have a strong credo that an exhibition must embody real objects,' says curator Matthieu Poirier prefacing a walkthrough of The Brutal Play, in which works from Carl Andre, Donald Judd and Robert Morris occupy the Fondation CAB in Brussels. 'These objects remind the viewers of their own bodies.'

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Donald Judd and Kazimir Malevich square off at Galerie Gmurzynska’s new Zurich space Related Press Donald Judd and Kazimir Malevich square off at Galerie Gmurzynska’s new Zurich space Wallpaper* : 26 June 2017

In 1994, Donald Judd was preparing for The Moscow Installation, an exhibition with Kazimir Malevich that would be the first to align the work of the two titans of 20th-century art. 'I would love it but what would Malevich say?' Judd had said when Galerie Gmurzynska had proposed the idea. Sadly, Judd passed away before the exhibition opened and now...

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Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare Related Press Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare Apollo Magazine : 23 March 2017

The entrance hall to the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum is blood-red, and covered in Andy Warhol's psychedelic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe's face.It's a punchy start to the exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present.

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Artist’s toolbox: Donald Judd’s writings reveal a whole new layer of meaning to his work Related Press Artist’s toolbox: Donald Judd’s writings reveal a whole new layer of meaning to his work Wallpaper* : 8 February 2017

During his lifetime, Donald Judd (1928–1994) compiled four major collections of his writings. These volumes, which include his gallery reviews, book reviews, essays, articles, statements and reports have until now been considered the artist's written work in its entirety. But a new collection, Donald Judd Writings, containing previously unpublished...

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In Video & Audio

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Hauser & Wirth : 8 May 2018

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André Breton,...

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