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Flavin Judd: A Duty of Memory

Published on , by Virginie Chuimer-Layen

During the exhibition devoted to his father, Donald Judd, which he is curating at the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, Flavin Judd gives us a frank picture of the artist and the man, and talks about the Judd Foundation.

Flavin Judd Flavin Judd: A Duty of Memory
Flavin Judd
Charlie Rubin © Judd Foundation
A symbol of the American Minimalist movement, Donald Clarence Judd, who died in Manhattan in 1994, left a weighty legacy to his children, Rainer and Flavin Judd. Their father's will make the two heirs responsible for maintaining various ageing buildings (one at 101 Spring Street, New York, and twenty in Marfa, Texas) installed with works of art and furniture. They direct the Judd Foundation, with Rainer as president and Flavin as artistic director. An organization for the legacy of the work of a historic artist, which Flavin Judd has been committed to for twenty-five years. How did you see this exhibition – the first in France for around twenty years? I didn't really plan it. I don't make any statements in it; I impose nothing on the pieces, which are brought together in a space for themselves. I've just made sure they don't interfere with each other. In my view, there should be no kind of pre-established theme coming between their power and their connection with the public. The works on show include wall works, a six-metre-long "progression", wood…
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