Mike Tuck

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The D’Offay Bequest   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Posted 1/17/10
          Now that’s what I call art – go and seek out the Anthony D’Offay bequest. Have you been to a national collection recently, to the Tate, the National Gallery or the Portrait Gallery? The answer is almost certainly 'yes' but what have you been seeing? It seems that as our museums have grown over the last ten years they have very publicly increased their blockbuster, money-spinning exhibitions and retrospectives. These have brought huge visitors and international prestige,... [more]
Philip Guston at Timothy Taylor   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Philip Guston at Timothy Taylor January 13th, 2010 - February 20th, 2010
Posted 1/17/10
        Philip Guston is a painter’s painter: uninhibited by prevailing movements and continuously pursuing his own language of representation he has managed to move between abstraction and his own idiosyncratic forms of representation with a freedom few artists possess. The current show of his works on paper at Timothy Taylor traces Guston’s development from the 1950s through to 1980 and attempts to capture this decisive change. Allegedly a difficult and cantankerous man who was... [more]
Bob and Roberta Smith at the Beaconsfield   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Bob and Roberta Smith at Beaconsfield November 7th, 2009 - February 21st, 2010
Posted 1/17/10
        Bob and Roberta Smith’s love affair with Beaconsfield continues with the exhibition of his recent residency. The contemporary art world, according to Bob and Roberta “is divided into three groups, those who have ‘lets do something’ said to them, those who say ‘lets do something’ and those who do nothing and fade away.”  It is to the middle group that Bob and Roberta empathically belongs. The work on display is a breathless exploration of his own practice. Alongside his... [more]
- ArtSlant writer Mike Tuck had the great opportunity to speak with Dara Birnbaum about her practice and her solo exhibition, First statements and then some..., at the Wilkinson Gallery in London. This exhibition showcased Birnbaum’s works spanning from the 1970’s to the present day and followed a successful retrospective of her practice on show earlier in 2009 at Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.). In March of 2010 this retrospective travels to Fundação de Serralves in Porto... [more]