Chinati foundation
October 7, 2003 3:18 PM   Subscribe

This weekend the Chinati foundation will be hosting its annual open house in Marfa, Texas. This year the guest artist will be Claes Oldenburg who will be giving lectures on his work and his processes. The Chinati foundation was founded by artist Donald Judd when he decided to move to the wilds of West Texas and enjoy the open expanse of anti-civilization. At the foundation you can enjoy Judd's 100 steel boxes or peruse permanent installations by minimalist Dan Flavin or John Chamberlain. The foundation has created quite a stir, and this year should be no different. This once dying town has been revived through art and one man's vision.
posted by Benway (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sounds like a fantastic event. I've always been a fan of Judd and Flavin and would love to go to this, but sadly a) I'm in the UK and b) it's England/Turkey that weekend.

Anyone here attending? I fancy the Saturday night dinner with Mariachi music.
posted by ciderwoman at 3:11 AM on October 8, 2003

Damn. I read that twice and still thought it said the Chianti foundation.

Sounds like a cool event, but ain't no way I'm gonna set foot in Texas these days.
posted by soyjoy at 7:53 AM on October 8, 2003

This once dying town has been revived through art and one man's vision.

And through the power of extra-terrestrials.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:54 AM on October 8, 2003

Me too soyjoy, but then it wasn't posted by Miguel...
posted by Eekacat at 8:17 AM on October 8, 2003

So, you will deny yourself culture and entertainment simply because of one politician's beliefs? Geez, talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face! There's a lot more to a place than its politicians, even Texas has things to offer. I'd love a vacation in Cuba, even though its ruled by an oppressive dictator. How about California, I'd bet its got a couple of things that have cultural value, maybe, and its ruled by an incoherent, misogynistic, steroid riddled nazi. How about Pennsylvania, I'll still go there despite its bigoted, nutbag of a Senator!
posted by Pollomacho at 9:18 AM on October 8, 2003

One politician? Hardly. Tell ya what - I'll go there as soon as someone gets to the bottom of Salem bin Laden's fatal plane crash, OK?
posted by soyjoy at 9:29 AM on October 8, 2003

Great post! Marfa is an neat place and the land there is something. EGG: The Arts Show did an interesting piece on Marfa and Judd.

Texas is a big place and while it has some scary people, it also has those Democrats who had the balls to stand up to them. There are all sorts of people there.
posted by lobakgo at 12:41 PM on October 8, 2003

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