(via Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue)
When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey. Citing the famous Ed Ruscha line, “I don’t want no retrospective,” he worried, “Am I one of these artists who made good work for like five years and the other 30 has been wasted?” Admittedly, the root of his discomfort was not really about the quality of his work, but more the work’s role in the exhibition.
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