Saturday, November 07, 2009

Dave Hickey quotes, from his lecture at The Smithsonian:

"One of the problems with artists is that they have moral principles. They are involved in a vocation. They have taken an oath to be free. They have taken an oath to have contempt for their peers. They have taken an oath to get up on the front of the wave in the absolute pretense of invulnerability. All of these fragile people, out there in the dark, pretending to be invulnerable."

"What if all the people at Art In America got up one morning and said, "This is all crap... let's just wait until we get some good stuff to publish another issue..."

The whole lecture is here.


Blogger Lorna said...

Hickey pokes the most delicious fun at the mediocracy of american art institutions. Thanks for the link.

12:32 PM  

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