"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #1: The Birth of the New Year" (1994)
"My own abuse was my training in Hans Hoffman’s push-pull theory. All the formal qualities in the organization of these works are patterned on that kind of formalist visual-art training which I see as a kind of visual indoctrination. So I’m recovering that."
- Mike Kelley