It’s the artist’s responsibility to be interesting.—Matthew Ritchie
Excerpted from this longer quote:
Bringing art to the people–this has been accomplished on an epic scale. If many don’t understand contemporary art, that is no different from most people not understanding the latest developments in physics and foreign policy. . . . [It’s] the artist’s responsibility to be interesting. This is a totally voluntary, reciprocal environment on both sides. The world needs art only as much as artists need the world to see it. Everyone is a player. I don’t believe in “the audience,” I believe in individuals and never underestimating their potential, and so far, I have not been disappointed.
—Matthew Ritchie in an interview In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art by Linda Weintraub