Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies
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.UCLA Hammer Museum Conversations, Dave Hickey & Julia Friedman, Wednesday May 11, 2016
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• Wednesday, May 11
Dave Hickey In Conversation with Julia Friedman at
UCLA Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA

• Friday, April 15
Dave Hickey
In Conversation with Julia Friedman at
SITE Sante Fe
Santa Fe, NM

• Thursday, March 31
Julia Friedman
Lecture and Book Signing at
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Scottsdale, AZ

• Saturday, March 5
Dave Hickey In Conversation with Julia Friedman at
Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center (CAC)
Las Vegas, NV

• Saturday, February 13
Julia Friedman Book Signing with Art Catalogues (LACMA) at
The 2016 Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
2016 LA Art Book Fair: Event and Book Signing List

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List of Past Events and Invited Lectures: click here

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Next Saturday! Feb 13 from 4-6pm ▸ Julia Friedman Book-Signing with Art Catalogues (LACMA) at The 2016 Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair — The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA bit.ly/1ogDLGx.

2016.03.05 Dave Hickey in conversation with Julia Friedman at CAC Las Vegas, NV

2016.03.31 Julia Friedman Lecture and Book Signing at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Dave Hickey In Conversation with Julia Friedman at SITE Sante Fe

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Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From SITE Santa Fe Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 04.15.2016

Photos From Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) Lecture With Julia Friedman 03.31.2016

 

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Photos From Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) Lecture With Julia Friedman 03.31.2016

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Photos by Neil A. Miller, Rafael Navarro, and  Ellee Bokharachi
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Listen on KNPR: Art Critic Dave Hickey On Facebook’s “Wasted Words” And The Lack Of Good Art (8 mins)

Listen on KNPR: Art Critic Dave Hickey On Facebook's "Wasted Words" And The Lack Of Good Art

 

Photos From The CAC (Las Vegas) Discussion With Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman speak at the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas , Nv 03.05.2016

Photos From The CAC (Las Vegas) Discussion With
Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman 03.05.2016
Photos by Checko Salgado

Photos From The 2016 LA Art Book Fair
With Art Catalogues (LACMA)

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Press, Reviews and Media For Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies by Dave Hickey — Compiled and Edited by Julia Friedman

Dave Hickey Talks About His 2 New Facebook Books, Kristen Peterson, Feb 10, Las Vegas Weekly

Las Vegas Weekly  Kristen Peterson, Feb 10: Dave Hickey’s New Facebook Books
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Julia Friedman, 9 Must-See Events @ L.A. Art Book Fair, Carolina Miranda, Feb 10, LA Times

Los Angeles Times  Carolina Miranda, Feb 10: 9 Must-See Events @ L.A. Art Book Fair
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James Panero (The New Criterion) Critic's Notebook for January 25, 2016, Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies

The New Criterion ▸ James PaneroCritic’s Notebook, January 25: “Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies?”
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Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books: Are we seeing a new form of art criticism? By Ryan Steadman • 01/20/16 • Observer.com

Observer.com ▸ Ryan Steadman, January 20: “Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books: Are we seeing a new form of art criticism?” 


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Bookforum.com, Paper Trail, Selections of Dave Hickey’s Facebook Posts Have Been Published, January 18

Bookforum.com, Paper Trail, January 18 : Selections of Dave Hickey’s Facebook Posts Have Been Published


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Paper.li, Art World Press: Today’s Top Stories, Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books, January 23

Paper.li ▸ Williams E. Pratt: Art World Press: Today’s Top Stories,  January 23: “Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books

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SettlersandNomads.com, February 2016 News: New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, February
SettlersandNomads.com, February 2016 News:
New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman

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My Two New Books With Dave Hickey:
Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies (2016)

Wasted Words by Dave Hickey
WASTED WORDS

The Essential Dave Hickey
Online Compliation

Compiled by Julia Friedman

586 pgs | 7.5 x 9.25″ | Paperback
$42.95 Amazon
£29.03 Amazon.uk
Amazon.eu Gateways: Click Here

First Edition Published January 2016 PCP Press.
All Rights Reserved.
Cover photograph by Laura Ortman
Used by permission of the artist.
ISBN-13: 978-1517287108 | ISBN-10: 1517287103

 

Overview


Between June 2014 and April 2015, a bedridden Dave Hickey posted almost 3,000 digital comments on social media, prompting nearly 700,000 words in response from art lovers, acolytes, and skeptics. Wasted Words is an unedited comprehensive transcript of these exchanges. This polyphonic digital discourse reveals the range of Hickey’s strong opinions, as he embarks on a crypto-enlightenment project for the benefit of “dunces” and “pricks.”

Dave Hickey’s digital writings highlight the impact of digital technology on culture, while allowing a more intimate glimpse of their author. These writings reveal the well-known critic in a creative-informal, rather than critical-formal, mode. Not only do they flesh out many of the ideas elucidated in Hickey’s essays on art, but they also cover a variety of topics, including the year 1972, Texas Eagle Scouts, and Hickey’s own academic misadventures.
Wasted Words by Dave Hickey
DUST BUNNIES

Dave Hickey’s Online Aphorisms
June 2014 – March 2015

Compiled and Edited by Julia Friedman

124 pgs | 5 x 8″ | Paperback
$14.95 Amazon
£10.12 Amazon.uk
Amazon.eu Gateways: Click Here

First Edition Published January 2016 PCP Press.
All Rights Reserved.
ISBN-13: 978-1523272662 | ISBN-10: 152327266X

 

Overview


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. Its pendant publication, Dustbunnies, distills Hickey’s richly aphoristic comments, extracted from various discussion threads.

Unlike Wasted Words, which is inherently contextual and discursive, Dustbunnies stresses the timeless character of Hickey’s unique authorial voice. Always provocative and often shocking, Hickey’s pronouncements are perfectly suited for the jab-like nature of the social media platform. In a delightfully ironic twist of fate, some two decades after the onset of the digital revolution, a critic known for his paragraph-long verbal riffs blasts away at digital natives in the under-140-character idiom they understand.

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About the Author


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.


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Review of Ed Moses Exhibition At University of California Irvine

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