"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"If we learned anything from the activist art of the 1960s it is that when you make that kind of work people don’t even get close to you. They don’t want to see another drop of blood on the floor. So beauty becomes a tool to bring the audience in. And once they are closer, they discover other things. That’s a very good metaphor for what life is."
- Alfredo Jaar