PRINT September 1999




To the Editor:

I read George Baker’s review of my show [April ’99] at Max Protetch with interest and learned something from it. Since I like to communicate I thought I might take the unusual liberty of writing back. I’d like to make two comments where I think there is a misunderstanding. First, my “seminars/lectures” series are not isolated. They come out of the “reading seminar” works that I have been pursuing since 1994. I have conducted numerous other seminars—as an art practice—when invited (sometimes at art events, but also at purely academic events, in which there is no “art context” involved). In fact, I have taught in Geneva for more than two years solely to maintain a seminar. Intellectual labor has been central to my work as an artist from the beginning. (It was thus a bit astonishing that Baker cited Christian Philipp Müller, of whom I am very critical, since I

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