Donald Judd and Heidegger “The Dynamic Trait of Spacing”

Donald Judd 1984 Untitled, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri

Donald Judd 1984 'Untitled', Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri

“Not our idea of space, but our experience of space. … Judd’s work is firmly grounded in perception and phenomenological experience. Abstraction in his work is quite different from that of someone like Ad Reinhardt. When Judd places two boxes at a distance from each other he creates space in between. When they are aligned the space disappears, but if the distance in between gets too large, the sense of space in between disappears as well. The same goes for the boxes themselves, which create a void by enclosing space. Through the use of color they transform the surrounding space. His work brings to mind Heidegger’s notion of space as ‘making space’ (da räumen).” ivar hagendoorn

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