Friday, June 21, 2013

King Harald

“There are artists who like discussing – they should, there are artists who prefer to be left alone – then leave them alone …. I can only give the opportunity for an artist’s meeting, but I would never have the ambition to make the convocation. I’m only a Museum director. I’m not an artist, but I like freedom and peace.”

Legendary curator/director Harald Szeemann replying to Piero Gilardi’s request for an artist’s meeting after the opening of the exhibition When attitude becomes form in 1969. (Letter held by the Getty Museum)