Despite the deterioration of public services and a general state of anxiety & malaise, Athens will co-host Documenta 14. Do I have to cheer up?
Do I have to feel grateful? Do I have to be in central Athens and feel the ‘festive atmosphere’ of the opening event?
Do I have to take my greek flag & follow the ‘horseback parade recreating Parthenon frieze scenes?’
Do I have to follow the 100-day horseback journey from Athens to Kassel, and feel european again?
Do I have to pay 5 euros & kiss the hands (or cheeks or lips) of the Documentarists at the inauguration party?
Do I have to photograph the 6.500 visitors expected in Athens during the openings so as to remember for ever these times of glory?
Who profits from that glory?
Can I profit too?
Can I be appointed director of the Athens Museum of Sun?
Can I apply for funding to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?
Can I sell my sunny artefacts to the 6.500 expected visitors at very low prizes because cheap sun is the best?
Can I give a press conference with all my partners and members of the Athens Municipality gathered around a table turning our backs to the journalists?
Can I ignore the negative feedback and smile to the cameras and dress as a dandy and eat as a sparrow and dance as a wild animal?
Can I change role now?
Can I be a writer again?
Can I talk about my debts?