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Society sees artists as shamans, demiurges, flamboyant, slightly mad personalities, as morbid and consumed by a fever caused by some chronic malady. That’s a fantasy generated by society, of course. And it’s that fantasy which keeps society from having any real encounter with art. But it also stops artists from assuming genuine responsibility for their actions. Such a fantasy gives art a kind of immunity protecting it from verification of its claims and the knowledge it proposes.

Artur Żmijewski cited in ‘Stripping off the fantasy: Artur Żmijewski interviewed by Sebastian Cichocki’ in Artur Żmijewski, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 13 November 2009 – 10 January 2010

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