"Weekend" by Ai Wei Wei.
I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus democracy, I would add that genuinely difficult art is truly democratic. And that tyranny requires simplification.
|—||Geoffrey Hill, Paris Review|
Mike Kelley at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary
Books always had this very powerful effect on me because of some communication, somebody seeming even in a very symbolic or displaced way to understand what I was feeling. And I think that is the miracle of literature, is this private communication between one intelligence and another.
|—||Edward St. Aubyn talking with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the miracle of literature (via nprfreshair)|