February 17, 2011


I am not so dumb as to deny the indisputable successes of modern art; but when I look at modern art in itself, just as when I look at Egyptian or Chinese art, I feel like I am looking at exotic art.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 449


  1. The original Spanish is:

    No cometo la torpeza de negar los indiscutibles éxitos del arte moderno; pero ante el arte moderno en sí, como ante el arte egipcio o chino, me siento ante un arte exótico.

  2. This translation is fairly free, but hopefully still faithful.

  3. Perhaps "exotic" is meant in the sense of alien.