Kara Walker, artist.
“The weirdest thing I get all the time is ‘I thought you’d be shorter.’ I think it’s because I put a lot of small, childlike bodies in my work: not-quite-to-scale caricatures enacting terrible power games. Some folks see the figures and assume they’re based on me.”
RoseLee Goldberg, founder, Performa.
“Everyone is coming round to understanding that performance has been an integral part of art history for more than a century, and that the designation of art as painting and sculptures is way out of date!”
Massimiliano Gioni, curator and associate director, New Museum.
“I used to think of the art world as a family. But now it feels incestuous and inbred, and I’m not sure I want to be related to so many people.”