36th Annual Chinati Weekend commences this Friday

MARFA — The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati will present its 36th Annual Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas, from Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, 2023. 

Visitors to the annual gathering will be invited to explore the foundation’s offerings freely through open viewing of the collection, alongside studio visits with the artists, film screenings and performances. First started in 1987 by Chinati’s founder, the artist Donald Judd, the foundation’s current director said all involved were looking forward to continuing the long-standing legacy of fostering community through art.

“We are thrilled to gather for the 36th Annual Chinati Weekend,” said Executive Director Caitlin Murray. “Established by an artist for artists, the Chinati Foundation is a place where art — both the creation and viewing of it — is a part of daily life. This weekend, we invite the entire community to join us for open viewing of the collection, special exhibitions, performances, talks, music, a film screening, and more. We look forward to welcoming new visitors and longtime supporters alike.”

Chinati Weekend 2023 will include the opening of Cosmos/Continuous Line, an exhibition of loom-based textiles by Zapotec weaver and dyer Porfirio Gutiérrez; a performance of Black Rainbows by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae; an activation of Sarah Crowner’s Platform (Blue Green Terracotta for JC) with choreographer Laura Gutierrez and cellist Matt Haimovitz; an open studio event with Artist in Residence Mike Crane; and a showing of the documentary Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling (2022). All of those events will be free and open to the public.

Chinati will also host a ticketed benefit dinner on Saturday, October 7, in the Arena, the proceeds of which support Chinati’s year-round operations, including education, exhibition-making, preservation, scholarship, and artist residencies. Tickets to the dinner are $600 for area residents and Chinati members, then begin at $1,000 for a single patron ticket.

The full schedule of events will appear in this newspaper, and can be found online at https://chinati.org/chinati-weekend-2023.