Around the Design World in 180 Words: NYC Edition


An untitled 1974 work by Donald Judd. Judd Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; courtesy Judd Foundation Archive and David Zwirner.

  • Donald Judd, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways—and the days until the opening of the Judd extravaganza at David Zwirner. We’ll tide ourselves over with “Bad is Good,” in which Flavin Judd will discuss his father’s process and principles of design with Rama Chorpash, designer and director of product design for the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design. The event takes place tomorrow evening at Parsons. Learn more here
  • And speaking of visionaries, the New Museum has lined up Alice Waters, she of the Edible Schoolyards and Chez Panisse, to give the third annual Stuart Regen Visionaries lecture on the evening of May 23. Waters will discuss her career and share her vision for shaping a new generation’s understanding of culture, food, and society for the future. Fingers crossed that she brings snacks! 
  • That whole turning off the dark thing isn’t working so well for Spider-Man, but the Met has a better idea. On Tuesday, the museum debuts “Night Vision: Photography After Dark,” an exhibition of photography of the 20th century inspired by the pleasure, danger, and allure of the night. [coyote howls]