Sergio Vega: I will always be devoted to paradise in one way or another. One way of ending it would be to simply move there, and live in the Garden of Eden forever after. Although I’m thinking about other projects for the future. One of them is to isolate Saint Francis’s and Che Guevara’s DNA, then blend both of them into one being and resurrect him like Lazarus. Designed to be a great leader, he will turn this nasty world we live in into a paradise for all. If I fail with the experiment, I’m going to get a parrot and teach him to sing the Internationale.
Nicolás Guagnini: What you mean is that making art is like being in paradise?SV: Making art is like being in paradise. Being a professional artist is a lousy purgatory.
BOMB 74/Winter 2001

Sergio Vega: I will always be devoted to paradise in one way or another. One way of ending it would be to simply move there, and live in the Garden of Eden forever after. Although I’m thinking about other projects for the future. One of them is to isolate Saint Francis’s and Che Guevara’s DNA, then blend both of them into one being and resurrect him like Lazarus. Designed to be a great leader, he will turn this nasty world we live in into a paradise for all. If I fail with the experiment, I’m going to get a parrot and teach him to sing the Internationale.

Nicolás Guagnini: What you mean is that making art is like being in paradise?

SV: Making art is like being in paradise. Being a professional artist is a lousy purgatory.

BOMB 74/Winter 2001

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… Take away the image of Christ, and you’ll find a nice image of Elvis to  venerate. Things have changed, but our relationships with them have  not. 
—Sergio Vega, BOMB 2001 

    … Take away the image of Christ, and you’ll find a nice image of Elvis to venerate. Things have changed, but our relationships with them have not.

    —Sergio Vega, BOMB 2001