In his interview with Lars Spuybroek in the Dutch morningpaper De Volkskrant of Friday September 2011,  Bob Witman quotes the following sentence of this famous Dutch architect and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA.
"Modernism, abstract art, is the same aiming at sublimation and purification as genocide. In the essence of thought modernism and minimalism are seeking the same justification as Auschwitz. Modernism is a horrible dogma."
Having recovered from this blow of shock and awe, my first reaction was disbelief. How could such a brutal and absurd comparison be uttered by a leading authority whose own artistic concepts and models belong evidently themselves to the modernist tradition? And in the history of western art I never came across any dogma whatsoever at all, let alone a horrible one.