The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it — basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.

Charles Bukowski


Why must art be static?

Alexander Calder


Gregor Schneider realisiert für die Ruhrtriennale im Kunstmuseum Bochum eine neue Arbeit. Unter dem Titel KUNSTMUSEUM setzt er sich mit dem Ort und der Funktion des Kunstmuseums auseinander. Nach der Absage seines für das Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg vorgesehenen Raumkunst- werkes totlast durch den Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Duisburg ist die kurzfristige Realisierung in Bochum ein großer Erfolg.

— Ruhrtriennale; KUNSTMUSEUM


Anna Karina

Le Petit Soldat, directed by Jean-Luc Godard in 1960

You look nicer without makeup.

— Bruno Forestier

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Elizabeth Gilbert


From Hamburg; with love ...

I am not like other people. I am burning in hell. The hell of myself.

Charles Bukowski

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There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

Hermann Hesse


Francesca Woodman

She recalled the previous day and, smiling, she realized how things are connected. She felt that these events aren't connected by accident, but there's an indescribably beautiful meaning bridging them.

László Krasznahorkai

Sátántangó, directed by Béla Tarr in 1994


From Paris; with love ...

I stopped looking for a dream girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare.

Charles Bukowski


Joana Linda | 2012

Intimacy is not entirely physical. In fact, it can have no physical interaction at all. For an intimate relationship to take place, allow someone into your thoughts. Let them hold and caress your feelings. Let them be intimate with your mind. Allow for the emotional intimacy to be the reason for passion to be bred. Now that is intimacy that is long lasting.

— Upendo Kupita Juu


Helge Schneider | Buddy Casino

Es gibt Reis, Baby, Helge Schneider & Hardcore, 1993

Sag' Deinen Eltern nichts davon, es ist besser so.

— Helge Schneider

When we don't understand someone, we fall in love with them.

Abbas Kiarostami

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Alberto Contador quits the 101st Tour de France ...

Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.

Anselm Kiefer

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Jürgen Prochnow | Otto Sander

Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen in 1981

I'm not in the condition to fuck.

— Philipp Thomsen

It is with great sadness that the gallery
announces the passing of On Kawara.

David Zwirner


On Kawara

* January 2, 1933 - † July 10, 2014

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Kunst als Raum. Raum als Umgebung. Umgebung als Ereignis. Ereignis als Bild. Bild als Leben. Leben als Kunst.

Christoph Schlingensief


Late Spring, directed by Yasujirō Ozu in 1949

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I'm German in my mind, but from a Germany that doesn't exist any more.

Karl Lagerfeld


Frans Zwartjes | Spectator | 1970

Stadt Duisburg lehnt Kunstinstallation von Gregor Schneider für die Ruhrtriennale im Lehmbruck Museum ab.

— Ruhrtriennale; Pressemitteilung


Stay strong; Tour de France 2014

It's part of the experience of walking around the space in which the art appears — you implicate yourself in the space, and the experience is in you, not in the frame or on the wall.

Richard Serra


I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dead, cities of the dead; men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper brains, television souls and high school ideas.

Charles Bukowski


Ruth Amarante | Zollverein Kohlenwäsche

Pina, directed by Wim Wenders in 2011

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You are she who is not. But I am he who is.

Nostalghia, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1983

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You can't find intimacy — you can't find home — when you're always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You're running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.

Junot Diaz