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April 2020

Critical Mass Talks and Staged Reading: The Creative Edge of Collecting
William Davies King and Rebecca Falkoff

April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4-6 pm - Talks: William Davies King and Rebecca Falkoff 8-9:30 pm - Staged Reading: Collections of Nothing Talk: The Creative Edge of Collecting William Davies King has spent a lifetime collecting nothing in a way he brought to light in his 2008 book Collections of Nothing. His collecting of such things as Cheez-It boxes, "Place Stamp Here" squares, hotel door cards, and the little stickers you find on fruit runs into the tens of thousands of items, all on the low edge of the valueless and the ephemeral. But he has also spent a lifetime engaged with the arts--drama, performance art, collage--and he has explored the ways the activity of the collector, who thinks through the world, connects to the work of the artist, who makes a world through things. Using exhibits, imagery, anecdotes, and ideas, he will open…

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