Karen Finley art

Karen Finley is an interesting and controversial american performance artist. The following excerpts are from quer essay I Was Not Expected to Be Talented (1990):

Why should I pretend to stop drinking? For the children? Shit, they’re the reason I drink!

I know everything, that’s my problem. I’m too smart for this world (…) Clever, smart, driven pain. I’m always right.

I hate people who rationalize suffering. I hate people who have to have a reason for everything.

I’m a living Hell and I intend to keep my devil out.

I want to be dependent on drugs, alcohol, and sex again.

Excerpts from Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: Source Book of Artists Writings (1996), edited by Peter Selz and Kristine Stiles.

Artist’s website: karenfinley.com

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