” When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they’re decontextualized. We admire their beauty, and I have nothing against that, per se. But there is more to art than that. “


” A standard line, promoted by people like Clement Greenberg, is that politics contaminates art, and Manet is often cited as an example of art for art’s sake. “


” There was an exhibition in Munich in 1937, ‘Degenerate Art,’ which included work by Klee, Kandinsky, Beckmann and many others. The work was called ‘sick’ and put in the trash heap. The sentiments expressed toward contemporary art by Jesse Helms, Pat Robertson and Mayor Giuliani recall the language used by the Nazis. “


” Artists and art institutions have to learn how to play hardball. A democratic society needs a democratic art and we have a right to demand it. “



All 4 Hans Haacke Quotes about Art in picture


When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they
A standard line, promoted by people like Clement Greenberg, is that politics contaminates art, and Manet is often cited as an example of art for art


There was an exhibition in Munich in 1937,
Artists and art institutions have to learn how to play hardball. A democratic society needs a democratic art and we have a right to demand it.
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