Robert Gober quotes

1989
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«You know, this interview is going to be a problem, because I’m not innately drawn to coming up with sentences about my work. What I cull is more of an emotional feeling, and to me it’s not important to put that into words. Or at least to put it into words to make it communicable to a general readership. That’s not where you’re going to gain an understanding of my work. I’m not gifted that way. I’m not drawn to it. Right now.»

reference:Robert Gober by Craig Gholson (Interview) BOMB 29/Fall 1989

 
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«The humor, to me, is very important. A lot of times in the studio, I push the pieces until they make me laugh. It’s a way to let people enter into the piece, where you can give them more complicated and fraught material. It’s a disarming device, but it’s also a pleasure that comes with the piece.»

reference:Robert Gober by Craig Gholson (Interview) BOMB 29/Fall 1989

 
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«Ich versuche immer, die Leute dazu zu bringen, sich nicht so sehr oder wenigstens am Anfang nicht darauf zu konzentrieren, in der Arbeit eine 'Bedeutung' oder ein 'Thema' zu suchen, sondern darauf, worum es sich bei der Arbeit konkret handelt. Woraus sie physisch besteht und wie sie gemacht ist. Sehr häufig finden sich Metaphern fast im Medium selbst.»

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reference:Art Now Vol. II,published in Taschen Verlag,2005, page 170

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