Cherry Bombs – “Theory Blows Things Up.” – Dave Hickey

Posted: April 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’ll never teach as well as this guy. But he offers a glimpse of how I’d like to teach.

Hickey has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Harper’s Magazine, Vanity Fair, and many others. In 2001, he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship – the so-called “genius grant” – while a professor in the UNLV Department of Art.

When Dave Hickey was twelve, he rode the surfer’s dream: the perfect wave. And, like so many things in life we long for, it didn’t quite turn out—-he shot the pier and dashed himself against the rocks of Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, which just about killed him.

Fortunately, for Hickey and for us, he survived, and continues to battle, decades into a career as one of America’s foremost critical iconoclasts, a trusted, even cherished no-nonsense voice commenting on the all-too-often nonsensical worlds of art and culture.

  1. Collin Andersen says:

    Ouch! When your dream moment almost kills you, that puts other life failures into perspective. “It’s true my book might not sell as well as I would hope, but at least there’s no chance of spinal fracture at the book signing…”
    Since I’m looking to be a polisci minor, I highly enjoy the junction between art and politics. Air guitar looks quality

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