May 31, 2023 737 PM
MARFA — On June 5, Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation will present a discussion with art historian Christine Mehring as part of Judd Foundation’s Visiting Scholar series at the Crowley Theater. Chinati Foundation Director Caitlin Murray, who was previously director of archives and programs at Judd Foundation, will kick off the event with introductory remarks. This event is free and open to the public.
Mehring will discuss her research on Donald Judd’s architecture, furniture, and design practices that led to her essay “On the Judd Scale…Furniture, Architecture…” which was published in the catalog for the Judd retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2020. Mehring will be the fourth visiting scholar in the series. Past participants include Tony Berlant, Alex Kitnick, and Ann Temkin.
Mehring is the Mary L. Block Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and associate faculty in its Department of Visual Arts. Her research focuses on abstraction, particularly the ways in which non-mimetic forms, colors, and nontraditional materials come to signify within historical contexts; postwar European art, especially the impact of World War II and transatlantic relations the crossovers between art and design, including interior and furniture design, wall-painting, and public art; and photography and the relations between old and new media. Together with architectural historian Sean Keller, she is working on a book about the art and architecture of the Munich Olympics.
The Visiting Scholar series was launched in 2018 by Judd Foundation as an opportunity for scholars conducting research in Judd Foundation Archives to present informal talks on new research while working in Marfa. The presentations explore and engage scholarship for the larger topics of which the researcher is involved including the work of Donald Judd.
This program has been made possible through the generous support of the Brown Foundation, Inc. through an award made to Judd Foundation.