Ad Reinhardt 2

"There is nothing there. What you see is not what you see. What you see is nothing. Nothing but shapes, lines, colours. What you see is whats in your mind. What you see is something somebody told you to look for. Look out for anything you see! Watch it! Watch out! Take care! Don't leap before you look out."

from Andre Erlen

Another quote from the American painter Ad Reinhardt. About the reception of art and the call to break away from patterns of expectation.
In: the 'Ad Reinhardt Papers', Archives of American Art, microfilm no. N/69-103, frame no. 268

Tags: art / performance