POTD: Watching the Watcher

Watching the Watcher Budapest, Hungary 2011

The docents at the museums in Budapest were uniformly more aggressive at monitoring visitors to make sure they didn’t get into mischief than about any I’ve seen. They weren’t rude at all, but it was obvious they had their eye on you. Even though I had no designs on malice to the art or anything, it made me feel a bit paranoid after a while–l felt like I was being watched even when no one else was around.


2 thoughts on “POTD: Watching the Watcher”

    1. I don’t disagree about the need to watch us yahoo art critics. There was a guy who recently busted up one of DeChamp’s urinal “sculptures”. He said his action in itself was a form of artistic expression. Maybe he could have gotten his point across less destructively if he had followed the Denver woman’s approach and just used the urinal for it’s original purpose.

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