I don’t think it’s art… art shouldn’t have an aim. I mean, it’s a useless thing. it leads in the process. when you are creating the art, you shouldn’t have aim. You should create and be inside of this moment and do not try and ask in your head if somebody would like it or if somebody would hate it. You just need to be honest with yourself. Only you and that is it and the piece. Second part you know, then maybe you can try and edit this and think about it with your head and then maybe aim will come, but if you have your aim in the beginning you know, I dont’t think it’s a good idea. I am not really a fan of political art. I think any art will be social and will be political and will existential if it’s a good one. If it is a good piece everything else counts.
I think art has no function at all. It is really, I mean it has a function if, I mean it is not a question of life and death. Like right now in my home country such crazy stuff is happening with Putin and stuff I see my Facebook on my feed and suddenly all pieces of art disappeared. I have you know mostly artist friends and journalists and curators and stuff and it’s all about politics now and unfortunately somebody doesn’t want to post any art anymore. Because it is unfortunate but it is not… when such a thing is happening, when it is about war, when it is about death and life- art it goes on, it just disappears. It is very unfortunate so you know, it doesn’t have the aim to save lives in this sense. But it is totally, I think it is for me a combination of uselessness and actually amazing helpfulness and it’s also, it doesn’t save any lives and it saves lives, I think the beauty of this- in the way- in this uselessness.
Artist is a form of connection. Art is… of course it is saving the world and without art it is really – I can’t even imagine that. It just would be sad that place. Especially not existing without art- everything. But I think you know, in order to get somewhere, you should not go straight- you should go around. That is what maybe I try to achieve in my thoughts about art should not have like a straight aim of something. It just should be more biotic and then it brings us somewhere. I am sure it does I mean that is the only reason, I mean that is the, otherwise it would be really sad.
You surprise yourself and I think it’s the best moments of your life, when you are suddenly bigger than you are. That is what I think art is, it should bring you somewhere and then you feel you are bigger than yourself. I know I am romantic (laughs).