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Dave Hickey Lecture

Event Type: Special Event
Facility: Fine Arts Hall (FAH)
Presented By: USF Institute for Research in Art
Description: 
Dave Hickey will lecture on the "Death of Identity Art." Hickey explains: "Identity Art was the product of bureaucratic protocols at the NEA. In the high times of political correctness, panelists were instructed to privilege women, gays and people of color. The underlying agenda of this mystification was to un-marginalize artists whether they wanted to be un-marginalized or not. Therefore, to achieve the blessing of the white establishment, you had to confess to them some aspect of your "otherness" --- a cruel joke that died of its arrogance and poisoned a generation."

Dave Hickey is a freelance writer of fiction and cultural criticism. In 2010, Newsweek selected his Air Guitar as one of the fifty most important books of the new century. He recently retired as Professor of Practice at the University of New Mexico. For twenty years, he taught art theory and creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He served as owner-director of A Clean Well-Lighted Place gallery in Austin, Texas, as director of the Reese Palley Gallery in New York City, as Executive Editor of Art in America, and as Contributing Editor to The Texas Observer, The Village Voice, Art Issues, and Context. He has written for most major cultural publications in the United States and abroad, including Rolling Stone,ARTnews, Art In America, Artforum, Interview,Daedalus, Harper's, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Nest, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He writes for The Art Newspaper, The London Review of Books and Frieze in the UK, and for Situation in Paris and Parkett in Zurich.
Date: 10/2/2014
Event Information: For additional event information, please visit: http://ira.usf.edu .
 
Purchase Tickets: A Free Event.
 
Location: FAH 101-Recital Hall
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 
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