A veritable Juddaganza: we focus on an artist who, before the coronavirus (Covid-19) forced museums and galleries to close, was set to be the subject of three exhibitions in New York this spring, Donald Judd.
We talk to Ann Temkin, curator of the big survey at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the online version of which opens at moma.org on 23 April. We meet Flavin Judd, the artist’s son, to discuss the exhibition of his dad’s work at David Zwirner, which Flavin curated, and Judd’s artistic legacy. And in a special contribution, Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic at the New York Times reads the eulogy she gave at Judd’s memorial service in 1994 for the first time since that day.
Meanwhile, in the latest of our series exploring lonely works in museums that have closed due to the coronavirus, Donna De Salvo senior adjunct curator of special projects at the Dia Foundation, chooses Marcel Duchamp’s Étant Donnés, in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
• You can read a review of MoMA's exhibition Judd here.