VG: I would suggest that by ignoring the issue and not taking gender into consideration ascribes your act a certain intention.
TM: A true artist has no race, also. When this subject comes up, you might say, “All right, who was not accepted in the exhibition? Who was not invited?” I would like to know a woman sound artist from the ’70s who should be in this show that could be an omission, a mistake. Maybe you could think about that.
AMcC: It includes artists that have been influential on the way that I think about art. Tom and Paul and Chris are very important artists, not just in Conceptual Art but in art in general. And they’ve all influenced me. I know some of them better than others, or their work, or the combination of both. It wasn’t intentional. As Damien Hirst recently said, “I make art about what’s around me, and I’m around money,” so he makes art about money. I’m relating to what I know and what my surroundings are. I have ongoing conversations with a lot of the artists in this show, and we talk about life, talk about art, talk about the meaning of art in life, talk about how life is art. That’s really the basis for the people that I chose for the show, besides the fact that all the artists in the exhibtion are amazing at what they do.