Conservation of minimalist artist Donald Judd's (1928-1994) Untitled, 1971, the site specific sculpture at the Glass House, begins this week. Glass House Conversations will serve as a public forum to delve into philosophical and technical questions about the conservation of the sculpture, modern preservation and the legacy of Donald Judd.
Flavin Judd, Donald Judd's son and one of the founding board members of Judd Foundation, hosts the dialogue. Amanda Trienens, lead conservator on this Glass House Preservation project, will participate by answering your questions related to Untitled, 1971.
Conservation of minimalist artist Donald Judd's site-specific sculpture Untitled, 1971 begins this week at the Glass House: what philosophical and technical questions arise about the preservation of the work and the legacy of Donald Judd?
Amelia gave the final word
What I find most fascinating about this effort to preserve Untitled, 1971 is that it is not just (simply or not simply) the preservation of Donald Judd’s artistic intent with the piece itself but simultaneously the preservation of Johnson and Whitney’s intent as collectors/commissioners on the work. Like the effect the elements have had on the exposed surface of the CIP, the location on a national historic site has played an integral role in how the work is experienced and should therefore be included in the consideration of how the piece is or is not preserved.
But how do you pinpoint a singular moment or experience to preserve?…
Wednesday, July 20 at 11:39am
Selected list of words appearing in this and other conversations.