Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tucker on Nauman
One of the books I read this summer was Marcia Tucker's memoir A Short Life of Trouble: Forty Years in the New York Art World, a book I would recommend to anyone interested in what was happening in that city's museums between 1970-1990, but also to those interested in how one makes their way into the world's youngest profession -- curation.
While there is much to learn from this book, the section I keep returning to concerns Tucker's curiosity towards that which she does not understand, something we have become bad at over the last thirty years (see yesterday's post). The video above (from a talk taped shortly before her death) contains excerpts from that section.