Artists of Minor and Average Talent 1994

Ein Charod Museum of Art, Israel

(Black paint on cement wall, 24ft. x 7ft.)

 “It must be forbidden for artists of minor and average talent to exit the borders of the state, since they may debase the honor of Israeli art in the Diaspora and damage the reputation of the state. Can the state, which administered supervision and control over all walks of life, both for its own good and ours, see to it that art will not become an open field which anyone can enter and plough it?”

This quotation was taken from a text originally published in an editorial in Israel in 1951. As the text speaks to a widely prevailing attitude in the state, attribution was deliberately withheld allowing the viewer to conjure a multitude of possible authors.

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