Portraits of Artists

Portraits of Artists 40

The sad profession I have is that of a preacher. And when I say preacher, I mean bad preacher. It is certain that in my profession I go from town to town trying to say things that are always about the same: "God is far", "we are going to die", "you have to think about goulash" – things of that kind. Then I go somewhere else and say the same thing or something similar. (Christian Boltanski)

The conversation between Christian Boltanski and Hans-Ulrich Obrist was held in August 1995.