This is the interview Swiss artist John Armleder gave after his recent Artist Talk at Fondation Beyeler. In this conversation with Mirjam Baitsch (Fondation Beyeler), John Armleder talks about his career, the role of the artist – and his tie.
“I think the artist is a collateral damage to the art. It’s not that interesting. I think the artists make nice stories, but probably the art is more important – not probably, certainly the art is more important. And why is it more important, it’s because the person who looks at the art is then the artist. The artist who uses the instruments to provide the art, again, is just a go-between.”
Interview with John Armleder at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Switzerland), June 19, 2014.
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