Several Indefensible Assertions About Art
Art is as much a part of things you don’t need as it is a part of things you do need.
Art is an opportunity to escape from one’s subjectivity by blending it with the necessary subjectivity that is the art object.
Art is as it will be. It washes up against itself as time.
Art is always going to refer to itself as “Post-war Paris” but it’s always going to sound as if it’s saying “Plaster of Paris.”
Art always knows less than you do, but something that you don’t.
Art does no better escaping time than you do.
Art exists so that you can ask yourself if you inhabit it or if it inhabits you.
Art wants to say “inhibit” as much as it wants to say “inhabit.”
When our art is gone, so are we.
Everyone dislikes most art.
Art gets as caught up in the moment as you do.
The best art wants you to question it. The best art makes you feel as if you should question it.
Art can do nothing but deliver you to yourself.
Art is necessarily ambivalent. The frame forces the issue.
Art school is not the same as art. The best art schools know this and work within this tension.