cover of Surface art issue by John Baldessari featuring Hans Ulrich Obrist out this week
Life is the theater of one chance, from the Zen Buddhist teaching where if at one point in life you take an action, everything changes completely.
via John Brockman interview
with Hans Ulrich Obrist in Art Orbit (1999)
We live in a world in which a museum’s success is judged by what can be tangibly quantified, such as attendance and press. But one of the things that is most rewarding about working in museums is that you don’t always know who you have touched, nor as visitors do we always immediately realize that we have been touched by the experience – particularly one that may have been confusing to us.
from Ann Goldstein’s farewell letter marking the conclusion of her tenure as Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
David Lynch preview at Kayne Griffin Corcoran