Ulay Revisits His 1976 Art Heist Performance in Berlin

October 26th, 2016

ulay-via-observerUlay is interviewed in The Observer this week, discussing his 1976 piece There’s a Criminal Touch to Art, in which he entered New National Gallery in Berlin and stole a painting by Carl Spitzweg.  “I made a statement that this was a demonstrative action, not a theft in the traditional sense,” he says, referring to the work as a “protest action, first of all against the institutionalization of art, secondarily about discrimination against foreign workers.”

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