Adrian Piper quotes

  • One reason for making and exhibiting a work is to induce a reaction or change in the viewer.... In this sense, the work as such is nonexistent except when it functions as a medium of change between the artist and viewer.
    -- Adrian Piper

    #Artist #Reason #Reactions

  • Racism is a visual pathology.
    -- Adrian Piper

    #Racism #Pathology #Visuals

  • My work is an act of communication, and it's important to me the way what I assert lands, and where it lands within someone who sees it. On the other hand, I also recognize fully and live by the principle that once the work leaves my studio, I cannot control the effects it has.
    -- Adrian Piper

    #Communication #Hands #Land

  • I am black. What are you going to do about it?
    -- Adrian Piper


  • Painting cannot be the only activity of a mature artist.

  • There are lots of reasons why a woman stays with a man, even when she's given up on changing him and can predict with certainty the shape that the rest of her life with him is going to take.

  • I think things happened the way they did for a reason

  • The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.

  • I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only….Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks,

  • Just as we are often moved to merriment for no other reason than that the occasion calls for seriousness, so we are correspondingly serious when invited too freely to be amused.

  • Religion is the reaction of human nature to its search for God.

  • When punk really started to happen, it was a reaction against the disco craze of the time.

  • We are so mired in the complexity of our reactions to other people that when you come across someone who is asocial, there is a simplicity that is refreshing.

  • Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.