Dave Hickey in Conversation


The CAC is pleased to announce an evening of conversation with Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, followed by a book signing. Mr. Hickey will engage in lively conversation focused on his current three books: 25 Women, Dust Bunnies, and Wasted Words. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit the CAC.

DOORS OPEN AT 5PM. Talk will begin at 5:30. This event is free and open to current members of CAC. LIMITED SEATING. Memberships will be available for purchase at event cash or check only.

25 Women analyzes the work of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and many others. Hickey discusses their work as work, bringing politics and gender into the discussion only where it seems warranted by the art itself. The resulting book is not only a deep engagement with some of the most influential and innovative contemporary artists, but also a reflection on the life and role of the critic: the decisions, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate throughout their careers in the art world. Click here for more info

Dustbunnies is an assemblage of “swept up” fragments that came from a vast digital discourse that took place in Dave Hickey’s social media space between June 2014 and March 2015. During that time Hickey posted almost 3,000 comments, prompting nearly 700,000 words in response from art lovers, acolytes and skeptics. Wasted Words, the resulting volume, is an unedited comprehensive transcript of these exchanges. Click here for more info

Dave Hickey is a distinguished American art and cultural critic and the author of The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty(1993), Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy (1997), and Pirates and Farmers (2014). His most recent book, 25 Women: Essays on Their Art, is just out from the University of Chicago Press. Hickey was Professor of English at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Distinguished Professor of Criticism for the MFA Program in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of New Mexico. 

Julia Friedman is a Russian-born art historian, writer, and curator. Her book Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov’s Synthetic Art was published by Northwestern University Press in 2010. She is currently working on a monograph about the California artist Wally Hedrick.

March 05, 2016 at 5pm - 8pm
Contemporary Arts Center - Soho
900 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101
United States
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