“To which Michael replied, “It’s Terrence Koh, this is heavy amounts of cred for this space and the next time they need funding or a grant then this show and that artist is in their history. This shows what kind of gallery they are and what they are willing to do along with what kind of artists they have the ability to work with. Don’t forget that Koh was probably funded to make this work for the gallery.”—Michael Ruiz, years ago in Berlin.
“In America everybody is born a genius; privacy is an absolute, so freedom is an outward expansion (sharing) of privacy: a uniform, homogenous, aphasic, demonstrative privacy. American freedom, the apotheosis of privacy, is paramount when it applies to everyone and no one: this is why Pollock and Warhol’s historical presence has become authoritative.”—Dar[r]en Bader
Pictures from yesterday’s protest at Cooper Union where my brother is a student. Education is a right, not a business. Click through for the whole photo set.
STUDENTS DRAPED FOUR RED BANNERS OUT OF THE FOURTH FLOOR WINDOWS. MAINTENANCE SOON CUT THEM. IN RESPONSE, WE MARCHED WITH EACH 100 FOOT BANNER THROUGH THE ENTIRETY OF THE NEW BUILDING AND FOUNDATION BUILDING.
“Forget all the standard art forms—don’t paint pictures, don’t make poetry, don’t build architecture, don’t arrange dances, don’t write plays, don’t compose music, don’t make movies, and above all don’t think you’ll get a happening by putting all these together.”—Allan Kaprow
“By late 1967, I was looking for an alternative to object-making and found it in the idea of the map; the perfect conceptual model, with its reduced visual signs juxtaposed with descriptive language. I created a new body of work which added photographic “documentation” to the implications of mapping.”—Douglas Huebler
“… he infused sex into every sigh, allowing his emulators to understand that nongenital indulgences - gossiping, painting, photographing, dictating, shopping, collecting, filing, remembering, - emit their own rude erotic charge.”—Koestenbaum on Warhol (via carytijerina)
“We came to writing at an earlier age, from an urge to release a scream that had stuck in our throats. Then we worked on our screams until we thought they were something someone might want to hear.”—Stephen Elliott
“[To another student]: Do you understand? For instance, had you had money a certain evening, you would have gone to a cafe but having none, you stayed at home and worked. Nature is more intelligent than you; she knows better than you which are the best conditions for your work; and if you work, Nature calls on conscious spirits who will arrange for you the conditions you need. For ordinary man, for the man who does not work, there is nothing but chance. But for the man who works, Nature gives him through conscious spirits all that he needs.”— G.I. Gurdjieff
“If any of the things we see don’t suit us, guess who is to blame? It’s never us, it’s always the photographer. It’s never the fact that we want to see certain things, it’s always that someone else is not showing us what we want to see.”—Conscientious
“It’s true that computers are a particularly important and influential kind of thing in the world, and indeed I myself have spent most of my career pondering how to use, make, and understand them. But they are just one thing among so many more: airports, sandstone, koalas, climate, toaster pastries, kudzu, the International 505 racing dinghy, the Boeing 777 Dreamliner, the brand name ‘TaB.’ Why should a new aesthetic interested only in the relationship between humans and computers, when so many other relationships exist just as much? Why stop with the computer, like Marinetti foolishly did with the race car?”—Ian Bogost, “The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder,” The Atlantic