Thomas Bernhard, Gehen

""To live in luxury on an island off Florida and have your work caged in 'major' museums is not satisfying. To have one's work accepted and used by a free society and to participate in that society as an artist, to have society interact in the process of one's work must be satisfying. I will add that to accept passively or cynically that a given society is not changeable, or to use talents and art as an escape is not only ultimately unsatisfying, it is a sing of inhumanity."

 

Jimmie Durham, A Certain Lack of Coherence, 1993