Dave Hickey on The Evils of Creationism: Art History According to Darwin
Here's Dave Hickey addressing an artworld audience at the Smithsonian. The contrast between his rapidly deteriorating visual self ( his teeth have reportedly gone, the Marlboro lights are doing their inexorable work, and he's literally bleeding on the podium) and the apparently undiminished vitality of his articulated inner life is striking.
The haircut makes him look like the American kid-show host Captain Kangaroo but the words are akin to the world's first performance artist.......Diogenes of Sinope.
"Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings? "
- Diogenes of Sinope