Newsletter Volume 27 Now Online

The Chinati Foundation’s annual newsletter is a bilingual publication (English and Spanish) that presents scholarship on the collection along with documentation of programs and significant developments at the museum.

Volume 27 focuses on the restoration of the John Chamberlain Building, with a multifaceted discussion of the building’s adobe architecture and Donald Judd’s sotol garden. Susan Davidson unpacks the Panhandle provenance of Chamberlain’s Texas Pieces permanently on view at Chinati. Ingrid Schaffner reveals the sculptor’s dream of an underwater installation, which is further conjured in the story of a new commission by Sarah Crowner at Chinati: a vast platform of turquoise-blue ceramic tile.

Three paintings in the collection by Yun Hyong-keun are the prompt for Liz Park’s A Posthumous Conversation between Donald Judd and the Korean modernist about art, war, and global politics. The passing of the artist John Wesley occasions a tribute, composed by Bill Barrette, in Wesley’s own words.

Open studio events at the Locker Plant by Artists in Residence Dionne Lee, Alan Ruiz, and Wong Kit Yi are illustrated. An almanac of departmental reports details behind-the-scenes work at Chinati. 

All volumes of Chinati’s newsletter since 1995 are accessible online.

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