The Prime Minister’s New Art // The Emperor’s New Clothes

Curator: “Subjects A, B and C, these are artworks, you see? Now tell me dear Sir, which one will it be?”

Subject A as he saw, as as tall as a tree A gigantic white canvas with not much to see

Staff: “A dot and a line, you need it!”

PM: “A dot and a line… oh, now I see it!”

Subject B as he saw was as small as a pin A clean little jar, and inside one hair

Staff: “A hair in a jar, you need it!”

PM: “A hair in a jar… oh, now I get it!”

Subject C, or so he thought, was of modest proportions As red a cherry and black as the night. Here was his next buy displayed in plain sight

PM: “I dare say, dear Ma’am… What an exquisite work! How much for this sculpture? How much for this piece?

Curator: “Oh my prime minister, what an excellent choice. One sees without doubt your most clairvoyant nature. Yet this subject has no price.”

From subjects A, B and C, he did not choose you see. The fire extinguisher is missing from the gallery. And the prime minister’s happy, just happy to be

text: Elsa gregoire
music: John hollenbeck
music: Marie-Francoise plissart