I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
“The earth without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’.”
Michael Goedhuis: Art is the expression of what is happening in the world today and has a direct social relevance. We may think that much contemporary work today is tawdry, facile, crude and vulgar but this profile is precisely what the artist is trying to reflect from his interpretation of life today.
“Contemporary art doesn’t possess a universal language yet because it’s economically tied to an elitist structure” – Josephine Meckseper
- “Not just contemporary art is economically tied to an elitist structure… This includes modern, old master and basically any form of art. Art is the ultimate ‘luxury item’. However, the elite culture has been dislocated as it has spread to the middle class and that explains why art has become a form of investment – not just a representation of elite culture that gives status.” Pearl Lam, art patron