"One time in the summer of 2001, I was about to be evicted from my loft and had no money, my shop had closed a few months earlier and there was no jobs and no work. It was a beautiful summer day and I sat in the sun in my bedroom on this couch, pulled out this The Way of Zen book and started reading it, and was like “Dumbass, use this time you have, get back into the studio, and go back to archiving those loops.” And guess what happened? The Disintegration Loops happened over a two-day period—so you never know what can happen if you show up for work."
When I teach, the first task is to try to get people to acknowledge what it is they are actually feeling or thinking about a work of art, which is often quite distinct from what they feel they’re supposed to be thinking.
It’s about the relationship of ideas to form. Ideas in and of themselves—or what passes for ideas—are often like empty calories. Some of the things that pass for ideas today are just cultural prejudices; they don’t hold up very well to scrutiny.
I think the way to approach most art is not that different from how we approach other people. We’re all pretty good at it. It takes about 30 seconds to have an opinion about someone. Of course, you have to be honest about it, and you can be wrong; you can revise your opinion. Works of art are similar, in terms of our relationship to them.
—David Salle, on ideas + form
No, I don’t use the internet for source material. I don’t dislike it, but it encourages the idea that all images are inherently interesting or are more or less equal, and the more un-differentiated the better, which is just not my point of view.
— David Salle
"From those early days, she continues, Zuckerberg, Parker, and Chris Cox (who is now chief product officer of the company), saw visual art as a conduit between virtual and physical realms."
How exactly is a mural a 'conduit" between a virtual and physical realm.
"But it was in 2012 that the company made a formal commitment to creatives, with the establishment of its artist residency program FB AIR. Through this initiative, artists are invited to create site-specific artworks in Facebook’s offices around the world—from Menlo Park to New York, São Paulo, Dublin, Johannesburg, and Singapore. Six curators working across the world research local artists and invite them to participate in FB AIR."