Do you want a hug? It’s free! The Free Hug movement has been taking the world by storm since it first started over a decade ago. Conceptual artists and husbandand- wife team Delia and Brainard Carey have exhibited all over the world—now they’re ready to break down one of the world’s simplest and most powerful gestures. From the story of the hugging saint and a history of hugging’s viral video movement to advice on how to use your own hug movement to support charitable causes, The Art of Hugging is your complete guide to health, happiness, and changing the world.
Brainard Carey is an artist, teacher, walker, and pool player. He cofounded the artistic collaborative Praxis with his wife, Delia Carey. As host of the popular Yale University radio show, Lives of the Artists, he has interviewed over 700 artists and creative people to illuminate their careers and work. He is passionate about art education and has written several books for artists to develop their careers, including Making It in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, and The Art World Demystified. He also co-founded Praxis Center for Aesthetics, an online school for professional artists. He lives in New York City.