Judd Foundation Presents
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site
101 Spring Street, New York

Friday, May 1 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Saturday, May 2 4:00pm and 7:00pm

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Judd Foundation is pleased to announce the dance series, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site, 101 Spring Street, New York that will take place throughout Donald Judd’s New York home and studio at 101 Spring Street. The public performances will be held on May 1 and May 2, 2015. Public performances are currently sold out. In the event that additional tickets become available we will send an email to our mailing list. Cancellations and re-released tickets will appear first on our website

A selection of seminal dance pieces by Trisha Brown, a friend and collaborator of Judd, was chosen from her oeuvre of work and specially adapted for the space by Trisha Brown Company's Associate Artistic Directors Carolyn Lucas and Diane Madde. The performances elegantly introduce sound and movement into 101 Spring Street, considered the birthplace of Judd's ideas on permanent installation. The audience will be invited to travel through the building to view the performances, including: Accumulation (1971); Rogues (2011); Figure Eight (1974); Sticks IV (1973); and Andante, an excerpt from M.O. (1995). 

The series builds upon the significance of Donald Judd’s collaborations and support of his contemporaries, and echoes SoHo’s artistic community of the 1970’s and 80’s. Judd designed the stage sets for two of Trisha Brown’s acclaimed works, Son of Gone Fishin’ (1981) and Newark (Niweweorce) (1987). 

In 1987, Donald Judd wrote, “Art and architecture—all the arts—do not have to exist in isolation, as they do now. This fault is very much a key to the present society. Architecture is nearly gone, but it, art, all the arts, in facet all parts of society, have to be rejoined, and joined more than they have ever been.”

Trisha Brown recalls SoHo in her Judd Foundation Oral History Interview in 2007, “I came here in ’65 with an infant son. We were out on the street in SoHo, there weren’t parks down here, there weren’t markets. So my mind was racing with ideas, because I was in a highly charged learning process through this collective of dancers and their friends. It was empty, it was the Wild West here. My mind was just free-wheeling. And I had a rule…You have one year Trisha, I wrote it in my notebook. And if I hadn’t done it, I had to just get rid of it. I couldn’t go on saving it, hoarding it. And so I would find allies who would help me, and mount these pieces.”

“101 Spring Street has a long history of being a home to music and dance. We are thrilled that this collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company is able to continue that history of Spring Street being a unique space to experience the arts.” – Rainer Judd, Co-President, Judd Foundation

“Don and Trisha were friends, neighbors and collaborators for close to a quarter of a century. The proximity was not reserved for the geographic and they both contributed greatly to the American renaissance of the 1960’s-1970’s.” – Flavin Judd, Co-President, Judd Foundation

Learn more about Trisha Brown and Donald Judd in our online exhibition.

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Judd Foundation Patrons will receive complimentary admission to the Preview Performance and Reception.

Preview Reception
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM

The series will be launched with a Preview Performance and Reception to benefit Judd Foundation hosted by Rainer Judd on Thursday April 30, 2015. A cocktail reception will be held on the ground floor beginning at 7:00pm, with timed performance throughout the evening. Tickets to the preview are $250 and can be reserved online.

This program is sponsored by:

A Judd Celebration of Trisha Brown

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Images all by Liz Ligon © Judd Foundation Archive. From top to bottom: Rossignol by Elena Demyanenko, Fifth Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York, Art © 2015 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London. Accumulation by, Ground Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York, Art © Carl Andre. Rogues by, Second Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York, Art © David Novros. Sticks IV by, Fourth Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York.