College of Fine Arts Welcomes Dave Hickey Back to School

Internationally acclaimed art critic and previous UNLV faculty member Dave Hickey returns to UNLV for two extremely unique lectures in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum auditorium. The first lecture, “On Art,” is 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. The second lecture, “On Writing,” is 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2.

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

He is understood for his arguments versus academicism and in favor of the impacts of rough-and-tumble free markets on art. His important essays have been released in 2 volumes: The Unnoticeable Dragon: 4 Essays on Beauty (1993) and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy (1997). In 2009, Hickey published a modified and updated variation of The Invisible Dragon, including an introduction that attended to changes in the art world since the book’s initial publication, in addition to a new concluding essay.

“I compose love songs for people who reside in a democracy,” he has stated.

Profiles of Hickey have actually appeared in Time Magazine, The New york city Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, U.S. News & & World Report, The Economist, and Flaunt, to name a few publications. Interviews with Hickey have actually been published in The Los Angeles Times, Bomb, New Art Inspector, Public Occasions, The Art Newspaper and other magazines. He has been spoken with several times on subjects like art and Las Vegas by the BBC, PBS, and National Public Radio.

In 2014, Hickey began making posts on Facebook during an illness. Eighteen months later, art historian Julia Friedman suggested a project recording his experience. 2 books resulted from the collaboration: Lost Words and Dust Bunnies, released in 2016. Both books appeared in a lengthy evaluation released by The Times Literary Supplement.

In 2015, he wrote the essay “War Is Gorgeous, They Say” for the book “War is Beautiful: The New york city Times Pictorial Overview of the Glamour of Armed Dispute” by David Shields. This essay explained the painterly impacts and motivations behind several war photographs published by The New york city Times.

Hickey is wed to art historian and fellow former UNLV art faculty Libby Lumpkin.

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