Dave Hickey →
I am interested in works in which something happens when you look at them. And also I am interested in works that have either the simplicity or the complexity to change their meanings. Good art, to survive, must change its meaning. If we still had to think about a Pollock the way he thought about…
"We are very cruelly trapped between what we would like to be and what we actually are. And we cannot possibly become what we would like to be until we are willing to ask ourselves just why the lives we lead on this continent are mainly so empty, so tame, and so ugly."
A little something anyone can do to help folks survive in the winter.
Nov. 26, 1970: Some things never change. The Bullwinkle balloon floated gracefully above Times Square in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as several hundred thousand New Yorkers lined the route below. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
"We have the idea in America that a book should have likeable characters and make us feel good by the end. This is a new and idiotic idea and erases 2,500 years of literary culture. Tragedy is about exposing our badness, laying it bare."