Massimiliano Gioni quotes

  • The sad thing is that somehow, it is a type of event that mirrors the artist. You take it into account, and you're reminded in this specific case what the artist's work is about, what his life is like, and how life mirrors art.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Art #Mirrors #Life Is Like

  • We need to remind ourselves that contemporary art is first of all a form of conceptual gymnastics, in which we learn to coexist with what we don't understand.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Art #Gymnastics #Firsts

  • Art in the United States is a kind of visual entertainment focusing on expected narratives.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Art #Narrative #Entertainment

  • In some Arab art exhibitions that have happened, there's always this idea that the East is more traditional; they show a lot of works on calligraphy and religion.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Art #Ideas #East

  • Maybe there are some traditional things, but they are more about the way the West packages the East.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #East #Way #West

  • People want to see things that are visually beautiful.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Beautiful #People #Want

  • You witness the artists acting as witnesses, but they provide a point of view that's less monolithic. It's less official in a certain way. Many artists are speaking in the first person singular, as a reaction to dubbed-over media commentary. The thought is: "Enough with how we're represented by the media. Let me tell the story."
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Artist #Views #Media

  • Many of the artists are not pretending to have an objective point of view. They're revealing the subjectivity.
    -- Massimiliano Gioni

    #Artist #Views #Subjectivity

  • Only recently serious research into the relationship between photography and art has taken place. Why has it been so long in coming ? In some respects historical research is analogous with that of science. The bringing to light of factual material and the development of ideas is to a large extent cumulative. But when artists themselves were, from about 1910, beginning to tear down the bastions protecting Art in its ivory tower, questioning the idea of Art with a capital 'A', photography was inevitably to assume a new stature both in the eyes of artists and the public, too.

  • We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect... but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.

  • Look not in my eyes, for fear They mirror true the sight I see, And there you find your face too clear And love it and be lost like me.

  • The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.

  • Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours?

  • We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there is conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you re living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.

  • Life is like an analogy.

  • Life is like a recycling center, where all the concerns and dramas of humankind get recycled back and forth across the universe. But what you have to offer is your own sensibility, maybe your own sense of humor or insider pathos or meaning. All of us can sing the same song, and there will still be four billion different renditions.

  • My life is like a music-hall,Where, in the impotence of rage,Chained by enchantment to my stall,I see myself upon the stageDance to amuse a music-hall.

  • Life is like a book. There are good chapters, and there are bad chapters. But when you get to a bad chapter, you don’t stop reading the book! If you do… then you never get to find out what happens next!