Wednesday, February 01, 2006


After the speech last night it seems appropriate to cite Hans Haacke. Below is a quote from Haacke’s recent show at Paula Cooper.

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Hans Haacke • untitled • 2005

"Experience tells us we should never leave politics to the politicians. Aside from the trouble this can get us into, such abdication would also be in conflict with generally held notions of democracy. But it would also be dangerous for art. Shutting out the social world would reduce it to a self-consuming 'art for art's sake.”

Hans Haacke

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