Quotations by Carl Andre
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Born: Monday, September 16, 1935
A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.
Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
(Keywords: Life, Time, Art, Work, Artist)
I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs.
(Keywords: Art, Needs)
It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment.
(Keywords: Time, Artist, Environment, Living)
Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a conscious political position, essentially Marxist.
My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there.
(Keywords: Art, Desire, World)
My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Will)