„I have always been fascinated with the arts. When I was in Iran in that position I was constantly concerned with promoting our Iranian traditional art but, at the same time, with introducing contemporary and modern art.“

—  Farah Diba

Former queen of Iran on assembling Tehran's art collection http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/01/queen-iran-art-collection, The Guardian, (August 1, 2012).
Interviews

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iranische Kaiserin 1938

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Joseph Kosuth Foto

„Art before the modern period is as much art as Neanderthal man is man'. It is for this reason that around the same time I replaced the term "work" for art proposition. Because a conceptual work of art in the traditional sense, is a contradiction in terms.“

—  Joseph Kosuth American conceptual artist 1945

Joseph Kosuth. (1969), as cited in: Claude Gintz, ‎Musée d'Art Moderne Paris (1989). L'Art conceptuel, une perspective: exposition au Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 22 nov. 1989 - 18 fév. 1990. p. 42

Theo Jansen Foto

„Kinetic art was created by artists who pushed the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that would engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art.“

—  Theo Jansen artist 1948

Theo Jansen, quoted in: " 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium - Boynton Beach, FL, USA http://intlkineticartevent.org/?page_id=107," 2015

Damien Hirst Foto
Alexej von Jawlensky Foto

„Every artist works within a tradition. I am a native of Russia. My Russian soul has always been close to the art of old Russia, the Russian icons, Byzantine art, the mosaics in Ravenna, Venice, Rome, and to Romanesque art. All these artworks produced a religious vibration in my soul, as I sensed in them a deep spiritual language. This art was my tradition.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky Russian painter 1864 - 1941

quote from his letter to the National Socialist State Cultural administration, 1939; Jawlensky asked permission to exhibit his painting art, which was turned down by the Nazi regime
Quelle: 1936 - 1941, Life Memories' (1938), p. 24

Ai Weiwei Foto
Gustave Courbet Foto
Giorgio Morandi Foto

„My only source of instruction has always been the study of works, whether of the past or contemporary artists, which can offer us an answer to our questions if we formulate these properly... I would never be of much use as a guide or instructor, nor have I ever wanted to be one, even when I have been asked to undertake the job [still, Morandi was art professor - etchings - at the Art Academy of Bologna for many years].“

—  Giorgio Morandi Italian painter 1890 - 1964

the text of this interview was later examined by Morandi and approved in the English translation
interview with Edouard Roditi, in 'Dialogues in Art', 1960; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 250
1945 - 1964

Gerhard Richter Foto

„My concern is never art, but always what art can be used for.“

—  Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932

undated quotes, The Daily Practice of Painting, Writings (1962-1993)

Amrita Sher-Gil Foto
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Claude Bernard Foto

„A modern poet has characterized the personality of art and the impersonality of science as follows: Art is I: Science is We.“

—  Claude Bernard French physiologist 1813 - 1878

Bulletin of New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. IV (1928)

Joseph Beuys Foto

„I try to go further on over the threshold where modern art ends and anthropological art has to start.“

—  Joseph Beuys German visual artist 1921 - 1986

Quote by Furlang, 1974, p. 7; as quoted in Joseph Beuys and the Celtic Wor(l)d: A Language of Healing, Victoria Walters, LIT Verlag Münster, 2012, p. 206
1970's

Dick Cheney Foto

„[F]ascinating… significant movement… [P]art of the American tradition… There's something positive… when we can simultaneously swear in a new president and at the same time have a democratic process of people expressing their views. It's their right and we shouldn’t be surprised by it, or annoyed by it.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

At the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series in Sarasota https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/1/23/dick-cheney-sarasota (January 2017)
2010s, 2017

Marcel Duchamp Foto

„What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.“

—  Marcel Duchamp French painter and sculptor 1887 - 1968

1951 - 1968, The Creative Act', 1957
Kontext: I want to clarify our understanding of the word 'art' – to be sure, without an attempt to a definition. What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way as a bad emotion is still an emotion.
Therefore, when I refer to 'art coefficient', it will be understood that I refer not only to great art, but I am trying to describe the subjective mechanism which produces art in a raw state – 'à l'état brute' – bad, good or indifferent.

Ai Weiwei Foto

„I spend very little time just doing '“art as art.'“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Jones, Alice. “ Ten People Who Changed the World: Ai Weiwei, Chinese Artist, Became a Truly Global Force http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/ten-people-who-changed-the-world-ai-weiwei-chinese-artist-became-a-truly-global-force-6282327.html.” Independent, December 31, 2011.
2010-, 2011

Gustave Courbet Foto
André Malraux Foto

„History may clarify our understanding of the supreme work of art, but can never account for it completely; for the Time of art is not the same as the Time of history.“

—  André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976

Part IV, Chapter VI
Les voix du silence [Voices of Silence] (1951)

Karl Marx Foto

„Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Paraphrased and misattributed, actually from "Die Musik des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts und ihre Pflege: Methode der Musik" ("The Music of the Nineteenth Century, and its Culture") by Adolf Bernhard Marx: "Die Kunst ist stets und überall das geheime Bekenntnis und unsterbliche Denkmal ihrer Zeit." ("Art is always and everywhere the secret confession as well as the undying monuments of its time.").
Misattributed

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