Quote of Note | Richard Serra

“The biggest break in the history of sculpture in the twentieth century was to remove the pedestal. The historical concept of placing sculpture on a pedestal was to establish a separation from the behavioral space of the viewer. ‘Pedastalized’ sculpture invariably transfers the effect of power by subjugating the viewer to the idealized, memorialized, or eulogized theme. As soon as art is forced or persuaded to serve alien values it ceases to serve its own needs. To deprive art of its usefulness is to make other than art.”
-Artist Richard Serra