Statement 189/365

8th July 2015 Quotation ( Jannis Kounellis )

“I don’t want to delve into the past for archeological pleasure – though it could have been that – but because the past has a reality which conditions us deep down. Then if you bring it slowly to the surface, it’s full of possibilities.”
— Jannis Kounellis

Quoted in Kristine Stiles & Peter Howard Selz: Theories and documents of contemporary art (1996) P.670