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PANEL DISCUSSION: THREE TAKES ON THIEBAUD

Moderated by Crocker Art Museum Associate Director & Chief Curator Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., this informative discussion between three people connected to Wayne Thiebaud will center around insights and unique experiences. Join the artist’s daughter, model, and writer Twinka Thiebaud; painter and professor Hearne Pardee; and critic and art historian Julia Friedman, Ph.D., for a singular program on Thiebaud and his […]

Scholars and Scandals

Camille Paglia’s latest book is the very definition of protean. The eight sections of this seven-hundred-page volume, fittingly titled Provocations, cover popular culture, film, sex/gender/women, literature, art, education, politics and religion. Paglia, who calls herself “pro-pop and pro-sex,” has also proven a fierce advocate of the canon, which for her encompasses the best of civilization. Those familiar with her writings will know that this breadth is not an indication of some egomaniacal attempt at a “theory of everything,” but a sensible shortcut to sorting out decades of writing on an expansive range of subjects. After all, the author’s scholarly maiden voyage—Sexual Personae (1990)—was another seven-hundred-page tome that addressed the continuity of Western culture through an analysis of sexuality and eroticism in art. Intellectual ambition is still Camille Paglia’s middle name.

Photos From Dave Hickey In Conversation with Julia Friedman at UCLA Hammer Museum, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — and at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel on Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

  Photos by Neil A. Miller, Rafael Navarro, and  Ellee Bokharachi .

Viva Skype! Guest Speakers in HIDA’s Writing Art & Design Criticism Seminar

With four more weeks of the course still ahead of us, the Writing Art & Design Criticism seminar students have already had a chance to welcome several well-regarded art critics and art writers, including Lee Ambrozy, the editor-at-large for Artforum.com.cn and the editor and translator of Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews and Digital Rants 2006–2009 (MIT Press, 2011 http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ai-weiweis-blog). She is also one of […]

The Lives of Leonardo. Warburg Institute Colloquia 22 is out!

Congratulations to the editors Prof. Thomas Frangenberg and Dr. Rodney Palmer on the release of The Lives of Leonardo book, published as part of Warburg Institute Colloquia series. I am honored to participate in the project with an article on the Russian reception of the artist entitled “Three Faces of Leonardo da Vinci in Fin-de-Siecle […]

Hysteria as a Creative Condition Paper at AILC 2013

I finally had a chance to present a paper on one of the most interesting subjects I researched while writing my Remizov book. It has to do with the notion that the so-called hysteria (a diagnosis liberally dispensed to female patience for the good part of the late 19th and early 20th century), is in fact […]