Arnon Grunberg

Fig leaf


This evening I interviewed the artist Marcel van Eeden at the Dutch embassy in Berlin.
Mr. van Eeden stated that it was impossible to be an artist nowadays without being ironic.
After the interview drinks were being served. Most art events are a fig leaf for serving beer and wine to people of a certain age.
Marcel van Eeden said over a glass of wine: “An art historian from Oxford approached me after the interview. She told me: ‘This was awful, Mr. van Eeden.’”