Marfa Dialogues| NYC at Rauschenberg Project Space

Panel Discussion moderated by Michael Meredith, with Rainer Judd, Claude Armstrong, Donna Cohen

Program Description

In keeping with the spirit of this year’s Marfa Dialogues, Judd Foundation will host a panel on Donald Judd and the environment. As a ranch owner, Judd resolved to leave the land as it was, declaring that, “Here, everywhere, the destruction of new land is a brutality.”  As a member of the Environmental Defense Fund, the McDonald Observatory, and the Alert Citizens for Environmental Safety, Judd supported ecological initiatives that fought against the destruction of the land from pollution, overgrazing, nuclear dumping, and over development.  An advocate for localized thinking and action, Judd created architectural projects for the southwest area that attest to his care and concern for ecology and sustainability. This panel will explore Judd’s relationship to the land with a specific focus on Judd’s ranch properties south of Marfa and architectural projects for the Southwest region.