• People look at film in a gallery, and if they walk out after two minutes they know they haven't seen the whole work. But then people look at a painting for two minutes and think they've seen it. Certain paintings are made to be consumed fast. But some require a slowed-down time. You have to go back to them.

    "Julie Mehretu paints chaos with chaos - from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park". Interview with Jason Farago, June 20, 2013.