We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
~ Carl Sagan, American Astronomer, Writer, and Scientist
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German Playwright, Poet, and Novelist
…people are almost universally unprepared to respond to the vanguard art of our present age. They are indeed unprepared, almost as if they belonged to an earlier century, to acknowledge it as art!”
~ Arthur C. Danto
Conceptual art was always dialectical, being made in response to both its institutional and its political context, attempting often to make these contexts evident and sometimes actually to change them.
~Tony Godfrey, Art Writer/Historian