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Henry Moore: Artist’s concerns about the risks of writing

Liabilities associated with writing expressed by sculptor Henry Moore in his own writings (1937). Specifically, he suggests that writing about art and art processes will inherently shift the artist-author social identification from artist to theorist. Of course, despite this concern...
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To write is to organize a relationship. –artist, Marcel Broodthaers

Words are events, they do things, change things.

They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it.

They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

All these things are offshoots of words… Words are the most important part, and if they don’t mean a lot, I have a hard time with the rest of it.

— Laurie Anderson, 1983

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