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Great art - or good art - is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don't think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art. This includes the art of installation, political, feminist and socially directed art.
I'm not knocking conceptual art; it's another department, but it doesn't move me like painting.
It would be obvious for me to do conceptual art, and I think I've done it already with smashing bass guitars and whatever - I consider that as conceptual.
Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus.
The other great development has been in photography, but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
I am particularly interested in creating a relationship between ideas of reception in conceptual art and theater.
I'm not trying to do conceptual art.
When I go to galleries in New York, I feel like I'm in school. I know that there's good contemporary conceptual art, but I have a really hard time caring about it. I'd rather look at images of people and things I can relate to. Then again, I didn't go to art school.
I've come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I've designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I've done conceptual art pictures.
I thought conceptual art was a joke.
Gian Carlo Menotti
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