«My goal could be summed up in two words: to rejoice – to be useful.
But is it that simple? To be able to live, I need joy. I only enjoy human dignity in a meaningful and sustainable way. Worthy are the things that are useful for mankind. Simple concepts such as joy and usefulness, connected with art, make us wonder today. For their simplicity. We associate joy with enjoyment away from culture, and art is put to use as soon as it becomes dependent.»

Quote from Hans Erni in the book “Zeitzeuge Hans Erni” by Karl Bühlmann, Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2009.

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