Marcia Tucker
American art critic
Marcia Tucker
Marcia Tucker was the founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art from 1977 to 1999, a museum located in New York City, dedicated to innovative art and artistic practice.
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Portia Munson Talks Color And Empowerment At Frieze
Huffington Post - 5 months
This article originally appeared on artnet News. Among the showcases of the 160 galleries and over 1,000 artists participating in the 14th edition of the prestigious Frieze art fair in London, all eyes are drawn to the explosion of pink emanating from the booth of New York gallery, P.P.O.W. Representing four generations of feminist artists in its Frieze offerings, the gallery promises an exploration of the complexity of the female identity. The source of the pink is Portia Munson’s work “Pink Project: Table” (2016). As you approach the arresting installation you discover that it is really thousands of pink objects arranged on a table. The dizzying array is made up of discarded items: anything from combs and dolls to dildos and tampon applicators, all in varying hues of pink. The piece’s vivid tones made it an early Instagram hit and passers-by still can’t help but react to it. I manage to catch Portia amidst the many clamoring to talk about her striking work. Her voice is ...
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This week's Culture Vultures recommend:
Chicago Reader - over 4 years
Chicagoans recommend books by Judith Brotman and Marcia Tucker, plus National Pastime Theater's Naked July by Allegra Kirkland Kirsten Leenaars, visual artist, is finding meaning in: "I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed" What could be a better title for an art show during these languid summer days?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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G. Roger Denson: When the Personal Is Made Political: Left Political Art Timeline, 1980-1989
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
This is Part 4 of the Timeline of Left Social and Political Art, 1980-1989. See Part 1, 1900-1944, Part 2, 1945-1966, and Part 3, 1967-1979, on Huffington Post. It may have been in the 1960s and the 1970s that the American Left enjoyed a tempestuous love affair with the mainstream media, what with its widespread support of Civil Rights, its dissent against the wars in Southeast Asia, and its vibrant counterculture, but it was in the 1980s and 1990s that the Left made deeper and more permanent changes in the fabric of society with regard to gaining substantial ground in terms of the social liberties and political balance gained legislatively, economically and institutionally in the expansion of the racial, gender and sexual emancipation movements. The Left also developed deeper and more nuanced theoretical and cultural productions both in the institutions of higher education and in the arts almost without the notice of the media. It was, after all, the period in which th ...
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Meet Contemporary Art's "Bad Girls Of 2012" (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The upcoming "Bad Girls of 2012" exhibition raises the question: what does it mean to be a bad girl in the art world, where rule breaking is the norm? In 1994 Marcia Tucker organized a "Bad Girls" exhibition at the New Museum, featuring 60 artists whose humor and fearlessness were feminist statements in themselves. Now Interstate Projects is reviving Tucker's project, tracking the ways in which female artists have changed and stayed the same. Organized by Jamie Sterns, the show contains work from strong female artists who refuse to ask for permission. Works range from Stern's own painted abstractions made of acrylics and rose petals to Gina Beavers' painted nude emerging from a frame. Whether or not their work specifically addresses feminism, the artists do what they want without apologizing. While feminism is often discussed with great seriousness, sometimes the most feminist move is to have a sense of humor and shake things up! We asked Sterns some questions about wome ...
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!Women Art Revolution at FilmBar - Phoenix New Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And there is hope, as late curator Marcia Tucker recalls telling her then employer at The Whitney Museum of American Art the reasons he didn't want to employ a woman and couldn't take a woman seriously in the art world. When she was ultimately fired,
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Kris Hodson Moore: Photographer of the Sublime - SignOnSanDiego.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I showed in galleries and sang in a group called The Art Mob headed by the founder of The New Museum, Marcia Tucker. We were artists singing from the southern Baptist hymnal called The Sacred Harp. Lots of fire and brimstone in four part harmony
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Movie review: "!Women Art Revolution" a 40-year portrait of feminist art struggle - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
Her subjects include the brassy Judy Chicago, whose "Dinner Party" piece created quite the uproar, thanks to its numerous depictions of female anatomy; Marcia Tucker, who responded to being fired from the Whitney Museum by founding Manhattan's New
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Tom Armstrong LIGHTEN UP! by Charlie Finch - Artnet
Google News - over 5 years
To be sure, Armstrong seldom liked to share the stage with other crazies (he fired Marcia Tucker), but there is a sense, in Grimes' take, that the days of the gentleman nut-job in the museum chair have passed forever. Indeed, a Wednesday morning survey
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Thomas N. Armstrong III, Museum Chief Who Once Led the Whitney, Dies at 78 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
... Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Jennifer Russell, the associate director for exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the same time, he clashed with the curator Marcia Tucker, a vociferous and ambitious voice for new art at the Whitney
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Five highs and five lows in the history of feminist art, subject of the new ... - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
1969: Before founding the New Museum, Marcia Tucker landed a job as curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She describes the hiring process in a spirited interview conducted shortly before her 2006 death
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你能说出三位女艺术家的名字吗?(图) - 搜狐
Google News - over 5 years
... Art Program)”,并且还因其具有开创意义的作品“The Dinner Party”(1974-79)而上演了一次审查制度大战;玛西娅-塔克(Marcia Tucker)曾被任命为惠特尼美国艺术博物馆的首席策展人,随后又被开除,她的事业在建立起
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!Women Art Revolution - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
And we see art historians and curators such as Raven, Amelia Jones, and Marcia Tucker discussing the politics of art institutions. If some of these women were angry, there's no way you could blame them. They were systematically excluded, patronized,
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Chronicling the feminist art world from the ground up - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
“Marcia Tucker [former Whitney Museum curator and New Museum founder] is such an important art figure in New York and no one else ever did a video interview with her,'' Leeson says. “When she died, they came to me. That's shocking
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Women Art Revolution - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Her subjects include the brassy Judy Chicago, whose “Dinner Party” piece created quite the uproar thanks to its numerous depictions of female anatomy; Marcia Tucker, who responded to being fired from the Whitney Museum by founding Manhattan's New
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Agitating for Artists - New York Press
Google News - over 5 years
It goes on to explain the circumstances around Marcia Tucker becoming the first female curator at the Whitney, along with the founding of the activist artist group Guerilla Girls and the innumerous performance pieces, publications and actions that
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Alista Lynn Hershman filmes sobre culturas populares y redes sociales - SDP Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
un relato cinematográfico de 83 minutos, con una serie de entrevistas suyas a diversos exponentes del arte, entre ellos Judy Chicago, B. Ruby Rich, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Marcia Tucker, Harmmony Hammond y Martha Rosler, entre otras
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EXCLUSIVE Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
LHL: As Marcia Tucker reminds us,“humor is the single most important weapon we have!” I think audiences will be inspired by the courage, sense of humor and tenaciousness of the artists who courageously and constantly reinvented themselves and in doing
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ART REVIEW | 'SKIN FRUIT'; Anti-Mainstream Museum's Mainstream Show
NYTimes - almost 7 years
The New Museum's exhibition of artworks from the collection of Dakis Joannou, one of its trustees, has arrived. The project did not sound like a good idea when it was announced last fall. Seeing it up close does not change that. The show, called ''Skin Fruit,'' has been selected and chaotically installed (and repulsively titled) by the artist Jeff
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marcia Tucker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 65
    Died on October 17, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 64
    While living in Santa Barbara, California, she was a critic in residence in the Fine Arts Department and Graduate Studies: Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design from 2005-2006.
    More Details Hide Details In a 1998 lecture, Ms. Tucker said the museum, “like a handful of other contemporary art venues in the United States, is a ‘laboratory’ organization not only by virtue of the kind of work we show, but because we try to look critically at museum practice, especially our own, questioning our own premises and methods regularly.” (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, April 16, 1998; “The Contemporary Art Museum as a Site of Innovation and Resistance”).
  • 2003
    Age 62
    She was also awarded three Yaddo fellowships in 2003, ’04, and ’05.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Art in America, Art Forum, and ARTnews, among others. Her memoir, A Short Life of Trouble, which describes a vital period in American art from the mid-1960s on, including friendships and encounters with such artists as Marcel Duchamp, James Rosenquist, Lee Krasner, Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell, and Bruce Nauman, was released in 2008.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 58
    She received the Skowhegan Governors Award for Lifetime Service to the Arts (1988), was the 1999 recipient of the Bard College Award for Curatorial Achievement, and the Art Table Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts in 2000.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 43
    In 1984, she was chosen as the U.S. Commissioner for the 41st Venice Biennale.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 28
    Ms. Tucker was Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1969 to 1977, where she organized major exhibitions of the work of Bruce Nauman, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Richard Tuttle, and Jack Tworkov among others.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1940.
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