Out of Bounds - the Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker

Author(s): Lisa Phillips; Johanna Burton; Alicia Ritson; Kate Weiner

theory & criticism

Jointly published by the Getty Research Institute and the New Museum. The first anthology to assemble the writings of the groundbreaking art historian, critic, and curator Marcia Tucker. These influential, hard-to-obtain texts--many of which have never before been published--by Marcia Tucker, founding director of New York's New Museum, showcase her lifelong commitment to pushing the boundaries of curatorial practice and writing while rethinking inherited structures of power within and outside the museum. The volume brings together the only comprehensive bibliography of Tucker's writing and highlights her critical attention to art's relationship to broader culture and politics.   The book is divided into three sections: monographic texts on a selection of the visionary artists whom Tucker championed, among them Bruce Nauman, Joan Mitchell, Richard Tuttle, and Andres Serrano; exhibition essays from some of the formative group shows she organized, such as Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials (1969) and Bad Girls (1994), which expanded the canons of curating and art history; and other critical works, including lectures, that interrogated museum practice, inequities of the art world, and institutional responsibility. These texts attest to Tucker's tireless pursuit of questions related to difference, marginalization, access, and ethics, illuminating her significant impact on contemporary art discourse in her own time and demonstrating her lasting contributions to the field. Marcia Tucker's radical leadership profoundly impacted the contemporary museum field. Her legacy informs the work so many of us do today and inspires our vision of the future. This volume--filled with groundbreaking criticism, enduring wisdom, and razor-sharp wit--is an essential reference for any museum professional. --Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem   Marcia Tucker devoted her life to fighting for a new kind of art world: diverse and artistcentric,with museums that tell the real story of our culture, not just the history of wealth and power. She was a close friend and a passionate supporter. --Guerrilla Girls   Marcia Tucker was one of America's most intelligent, generous, and courageous curators. She was a true heart who believed in and defended artists and their work totally. Her vision and determination, often against heavy resistance, changed how we think and feel about art. --Terry Allen  


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General Fields

  • : 9781606065969
  • : Getty Publications
  • : Getty Research Institute
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lisa Phillips; Johanna Burton; Alicia Ritson; Kate Weiner
  • : Paperback
  • : 288