“If nobody cares about the art that’s inside the museum, then I’ll burn it.”

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Alistair in art | gallery

 

A gallery director has begun setting fire to the art works in his museum, one by one. He’s holding them to ransom in order to protest arts cuts, destructive austerity and the sheer incompetence and waste of Italian cultural policy, e.g. the disastrous MAXXI mega-gallery in Rome, which essentially had to be nationalised and bailed out by taxpayer, after millions of Euros went astray.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/for-the-love-of-art/9004

I also like his comment “I didn’t want to create an IKEA museum, with always the same 200 artists from the big galleries…”

 

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