“Learning from Donald Judd” at beverly (of fort gondo)

Posted by Fort Gondo on November 21, 2013 | Comments Off on “Learning from Donald Judd” at beverly (of fort gondo)


fort gondo presents, in collaboration with The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts:

A tour
A workshop
An exhibition

Who hasn’t longed to have a Donald Judd of their very own?

This event series invites artists and community members to look closely at The Pulitzer Foundation’s current exhibition, “Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works”; collect household materials to create their own Judd-like objects; and have an opportunity to exhibit their hand-made Judds at beverly, a new fort gondo compound for the arts project space.

Riffing off the seminal 1972 book by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown, “Learning from Las Vegas,” which found high theory in vernacular forms, this event series inverts this premise and invites vernacular materials (shoeboxes, scrap wood, poster paint, etc.) to assume high form (Judd’s objects). As Donald Judd’s work visually lends itself to tactility and play, this open collaboration literally realizes that potential.

* On Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM, a special “nuts and bolts” tour will be led by Tamara Schenkenberg, Assistant Curator for Special Projects at the Pulitzer Foundation, of their exhibit “Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works.” The tour will specifically examine Judd’s process and fabrication methods.

* On Saturday, November 23rd from 11 AM – 7 PM, beverly will function as a public workshop for local artists and community members to craft their own Judds from collected household materials. Facsimiles of Judd’s original sketches will be available for participants to use, as well as basic craft supplies.

* Tamara Schenkenberg will then assist in the installation of these pieces, which will be exhibited at beverly between December 7, 2013 and January 4, 2014. A reception for this group show will be held at beverly on Saturday, December 7, 7 – 10 PM – thus marking the new space’s grand opening.

BEVERLY (next door to fort gondo)
3155 Cherokee Street | www.fortgondo.com

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Boulevard | www.pulitzerarts.org

Image design: Jesse Firestone


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