the nerve

The writers milled about The Broad –the incredible  new contemporary art museum in downtown LA — searching for story, for color, for inspiration.

They were dismayed to see the teenagers not even fully looking at the art, not taking it in, but instead just posing for pictures next to the art, then grabbing their phone back from their friend, inspecting the picture as if it were art. “How sad, that they are not even fully appreciating what they are seeing, that to see something fully, they must take a picture of themselves looking at the thing, and then the picture itself becomes a remnant of the moment, and the moment itself disappears,”  the writers thought, above and annoyed, while waiting patiently for the teenagers to clear the frame, at which point, they themselves stepped next to the art, For a Picture.

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