Seated excursion into a Zurich art palace / 2014
July 18, 2014
(From the Blog)
The Helmhaus staff were very considerate. I got to see all the rooms of this big Zurich exhibition. The curator, Daniel Morgenthaler, helped carry me up the ground floor steps and later down them again. The ramp we could have used was blocked by the outside bar, which he was a little embarrassed about. For my two hour unannounced visit I was assisted by a kindly security guard who couldn't do enough for us. I kept the bucket in the bucket bag under my seat and never used it as planned. Hard to say why. On a fourth go in the elevator Mr Morgenthaler asked what I thought of the show. "Very nice," I said. "But not many surprises." He was attentive and slightly apologetic, I felt. I admired the large tattoo on his forearm, it is the word NOTHING in bold type. He is indeed a star curator. Outside again I suggested he get me down the steps on his own this time. I got bumped around a bit and he was concerned I might have been injured. I assured him that I was really perfectly fine.