Views from inner to outer compartments


At the opening of the museum of modern and contemporary in an Arab city, a proud local resident rushes the entrance only to nd that she is unable to proceed.

Was it her casual wear at an event announced as a black-tie a air? No.

Was it the thugs who are shielding the ruling classes attending the event en masse to showcase their benevolence and re ned sensibilities who prevent her access? No.

She simply feels that were she to walk in, she will face walls that appear empty even when filled with hundreds of Arab “masterpieces.”

On the spot, she turns to face the crowd and screams: “Damn thieves.  Nothing here to see.”

Within seconds, she is removed from the site, beaten and sent to a psychiatric facility.

e next day, a local newspaper’s headline announces: “Demented Woman Disturbs Opening: Claims Museum Walls Filled with Nothing.”