“Art doesn’t come from the mouth, you know. It is not a telling experience. We want experience to tell us something, but I don’t think that understanding has to do with telling anything… Science is creating and comparing, and art is creating conditions that do not quite exist. That is why art is different from science. The ideal of science is to create at least theoretical models of things we hope have some correspondence with what exists; whereas with art, you try as human being to create something that wouldn’t exist unless you made it.”

Carl Andre, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 (London: University of California Press, 1997), ??.


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