The Visitor Talks–Dialogues, fall 2014

The Visitor Talks–Dialogues, fall 2014

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Donald Judd, 101 Spring Street. Photo credit: Paul Katz.
© Judd Foundation Archives.
October 3, 2014
The Visitor Talks–Dialogues, fall 2014

Judd Foundation
101 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

Judd Foundation and The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) are pleased to announce an educational partnership that provides access for the students and faculty of CCS Bard to present public presentations of their research at Donald Judd’s home and studio at 101 Spring Street in SoHo, New York. The Judd/CCS Bard partnership will begin in fall 2014 with a series of public events and discussions focusing on the legacy of Donald Judd’s work and particularly the importance of writing in relationship to art and curatorial practice.

The Judd/CCS Bard partnership expands upon Judd Foundation’s goal of supporting new research and educational programs, and the reach of CCS Bard’s Visitor Talks series that is a regular feature of the program at Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus.

The program builds upon the significance of Donald Judd as a writer and thinker, in addition to being a foremost artist of the 20th century. 101 Spring Street is an important historical location where critical ideas were formed and debated during the artist’s lifetime. The educational partnership aims to animate 101 Spring Street as a locus for current critical thinking and an intimate environment available for a new generation of curators, artists and writers.

In the essay statement for the Chinati Foundation/La Fundacion Chinati (1987) Judd wrote that “art and architecture—all the arts—do not have to exist in isolation, as they do now. This fault is very much a key to the present society. Architecture is nearly gone, but it, art, all the arts, in fact all parts of society, have to be rejoined, and joined more than they have ever been.” In this thinking, the Center for Curatorial Studies shares common ground. CCS Bard’s mission as an educational institution is to ground an understanding of art in contemporary culture and not as an isolated phenomenon. The public program shares many of Judd’s concerns, albeit within a contemporary context and with parameters representative of the concerns of today.

Tickets are 5 USD and are available to reserve online here.

More information including details of the Visitor Talks – Dialogues program at CCS Bard, Annandale-on Hudson, is available on the website.


Friday, October 24, 10:30am–1:30pm

“Artist’s Writing as Site of the Artwork” addresses the function of writing by artists such as Donald Judd and his contemporaries, from Duchamp to Brian O’Doherty to Carl Andre, Hélio Oticicia, Robert Smithson, Eva Hesse, Robert Barry, Lucy Lippard, Mel Bochner and others. This event considers the function of text, artist’s writing and artistic language as departure points to explore the necessity of writing for a wide range of contemporary artists’ working today such as Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl, Jonas Staal, Cai Guo-Qiang, Miguel A. Lopez, Marion von Osten, Walter Benjamin and the many others who emphasize the act of writing as either a significant part, or as the main site of their artistic production.


Friday, November 21, 10:30am–1:30pm

“Writing as the Site of Exhibition” considers the significance of the curator’s writing as both a primary site and contingent form of curatorial practice. This event engages with the methodologies and modalities of writing as a form of exhibition-making. The event explores how the practices of writing and curating can be considered co-dependent forms of production.


Friday, December 12, 10:30am–1:30pm

“Three-dimensionality, Materiality, and Spatio-temporality” explores issues pertaining to the intersecting ideas of time, space and form in contemporary sculpture, installation, material practices and their attendant discourses. This discussion will examine the space and the time of art’s moment of publicness—how art’s effectiveness, its affect and its material experience can be conceived of as both historical construct and contemporary event.


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Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
T +1 845 758 7598
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