The Importance of Being an Important Artist

April 23, 2018




"Important" seemed to be the favourite word of the curator I was listening to: "one of the most important artists of the 20th century", "an important artist of country x", and "we show it all, because it's still important." You can imagine I was relieved when looking in a vitrine I came upon an "unimportant" artist in the exhibition: Kurt Schwitters, the maker of "Banalitäten" (banalities), who created a magazine "le plus sot du monde." You can hardly call that important. I kept quiet though. You never know; maybe the curator would call it important anyway.
"Important" seemed to be the favourite word of the curator I was listening to: "one of the most important artists of the 20th century", "an important artist of country x", and "we show it all, because it's still important." You can imagine I was relieved when looking in a vitrine I came upon an "unimportant" artist in the exhibition: Kurt Schwitters, the maker of "Banalitäten" (ban…



"Important" seemed to be the favourite word of the curator I was listening to: "one of the most important artists of the 20th century", "an important artist of country x", and "we show it all, because it's still important." You can imagine I was relieved when looking in a vitrine I came upon an "unimportant" artist in the exhibition: Kurt Schwitters, the maker of "Banalitäten" (banalities), who created a magazine "le plus sot du monde." You can hardly call that important. I kept quiet though. You never know; maybe the curator would call it important anyway.

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