"From the point of view of yesterday's or today's reader, it is for sure – yet again! – a matter of code: one accepts it or not. If the education and the cultural concepts we operate with intuitively tell us that certain art forms are not tolerable, that certain languages are too 'unartistic', then we shall reject the cultural products that use them. There are fairly honorable citizens who, in 2005, do not accept abstract painting… The evaluation criteria of abstract painting, atonal music or erotic and pornographic literature must be ultimately artistic."
Jurnalul naţional, October 2005

by Ion Bogdan Lefter