I am one of the ten people showing in the Theodoron Awards exhibition this fall at the Guggenheim. As the result of the artists’ strike against the Guggenheim in support of Hans Haacke, I and the other people in the show have received a lot of flak.

To call oneself an artist and to feel a part of a community of artists, working for a common good, is a good feeling to have, but it doesn’t alter the fact that my work is my statement. It is all that I have that is really mine, out of me. No one, for any reason, has the right to ask me, or any other artist, not to show when I have the opportunity to do so.

So long as artists sell their work, people with money and power will buy it and build museums, and because the artist is in some way dependent on a space that is not his own, run by people who have different, or even opposing, aims, he can expect trouble if his work is referential and

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