"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"My way of thinking is Cartesian, coming from my French education. I’m very logical. To make sense of a certain reality or situation is an essential part of my work. I could say that everything I know about art, I learned as an architect. As an architect, I give myself a program, taking into account a specific space. Space is not just physical. It’s also social, cultural, political. Studying the space, I try to reach what we call the essence of the space. Then I combine that with the essence of what I am trying to say. All these elements are incorporated in the program, in which I have an objective."
- Alfredo Jaar