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MOBIUS x Caitlin Murray

FCINY is excited to announce its latest MOBIUS Fellowship collaboration with Caitlin Murray of Judd Foundation and Archinfo Finland.

 Donald Judd at 101 Spring Street. Image: Paul Katz © Judd Foundation

Donald Judd at 101 Spring Street. Image: Paul Katz © Judd Foundation

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Caitlin Murray is the Director of Marfa Programs and Archivist at Judd Foundation where she has worked since 2008. She has co-edited Donald Judd Writings (2016) and The Present Order: Writings on the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay (2011) and is the author of Flaubert’s Breath(2018), an artist’s book.

During her research trip to Helsinki and Jyväskylä in August 2018, Murray, with support from Judd Foundation and her MOBIUS fellowship partner organization, Archinfo Finland will research the formal and theoretical connections between Alvar Aalto and Donald Judd. Results of this research will serve as the foundation for talks to be given in both New York and Marfa.

In addition to her work at Judd Foundation, Murray is the co-owner of the Marfa Book Company; an Advisory Member of Yale Union (YU), a center for contemporary art in Portland, Oregon; and a committee member of in front of us, a film series that features films by women directors, producers, and screenwriters. Through the Marfa Book Co. Murray has hosted exhibitions of work by Roni Horn, Ed Ruscha, Luis Camnitzer, Aaron Flint Jamison, Rosa Barba, James Benning, Robert Grenier, and Jean Baptiste-Bernadet. With her collaborator, Tim Johnson, Murray has recently opened 300 S Kelly St, an artist-run gallery in Marfa, Texas. She is currently working on a forthcoming publication of Donald Judd interviews. 

 '300 KElly St': Poet Lynn Xu reading at 300 Kelly St, July 2018 (Photo by Caitlin Murray)

'300 KElly St': Poet Lynn Xu reading at 300 Kelly St, July 2018 (Photo by Caitlin Murray)

  Donald Judd Writings  with Alvar Aalto stool 60 at Judd’s 101 Spring Street residence (Photo by Flavin Judd)

Donald Judd Writings with Alvar Aalto stool 60 at Judd’s 101 Spring Street residence (Photo by Flavin Judd)

MOBIUS, A TRANSATLANTIC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN 2014 BY THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK AND THE FINNISH INSTITUTE IN LONDON, ENABLES CUSTOMIZED WORKING PERIODS FOR VISUAL ARTS AND MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS IN NEW YORK CITY, UNITED KINGDOM, THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND AND FINLAND. ITS NETWORK OF PARTNERS INCLUDES OVER 40 ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE FOUR AFOREMENTIONED COUNTRIES. THE PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY THE KONE FOUNDATION. 

JUDD FOUNDATION MAINTAINS AND PRESERVES DONALD JUDD’S PERMANENTLY INSTALLED LIVING AND WORKING SPACES, LIBRARIES, AND ARCHIVES IN NEW YORK AND MARFA, TEXAS. THE FOUNDATION PROMOTES A WIDER UNDERSTANDING OF JUDD’S ARTISTIC LEGACY BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO THESE SPACES AND RESOURCES AND BY DEVELOPING SCHOLARLY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. JUDD ESTABLISHED THE GUIDELINES OF JUDD FOUNDATION IN 1977, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOUNDATION CREATED THROUGH HIS DIRECTION AS STEWARD TO HIS WORK. FOUNDED THROUGH HIS ESTATE IN 1996, JUDD FOUNDATION MAINTAINS AND MAKES ACCESSIBLE TWELVE SPACES IN NEW YORK AND MARFA, TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIRECT ACCESS TO JUDD’S WORK AND ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS. 

ARCHINFO FINLAND (ARCHITECTURE INFORMATION CENTRE FINLAND) MAKES FINNISH ARCHITECTURE VISIBLE AND KNOWN IN FINLAND AND ABROAD. IT IS AN AGILE COLLABORATION AND INTERMEDIARY ORGANISATION IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE. THROUGH ITS ACTIVITIES THE CENTRE INCREASES THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF ARCHITECTURE. ARCHINFO FINLAND IS ONE OF THE EIGHT INFORMATION CENTRES IN THE ARTS SUPPORTED BY THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE. THE CENTRE WAS ESTABLISHED BY FIVE KEY ARCHITECTURE ORGANISATIONS IN FINLAND: THE FINNISH ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS (SAFA), FOUNDATION FOR THE MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE, ASSOCIATION OF FINNISH ARCHITECTS’ OFFICES (ATL), BUILDING INFORMATION FOUNDATION (RTS) AND ALVAR AALTO FOUNDATION.

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