"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"War is an inextricable part of the history of high civilization; I think it’s here to stay. But I also think we need to try to avoid it as much as possible. I was not so interested in making work that you see on the news page, which has the effect of wanting you to condemn war immediately. I wanted to approach the idea in a more complicated and challenging way."
- An-My Lê