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Also, the middle class has its stories

a few days Ago I heard on the Radio an Interview with Christoph Blocher. It went to the current exhibition of his paintings collection in Martigny. With all due respect to Ferdinand Hodler and Albert Anker, the occasion, I am pretty claustrophobic. Why did he collect only Swiss art, was Blocher asked. "Because I live here," he said. "I would live in China, I would collect Chinese art. You have to be limited." The pictures of Monet would please him also, and said Blocher, "but you can't do everything".

Good art is everywhere, that is to say Blocher, I suppose. Obs right? I don't know. Art, all culture, is like a Plant. In some places it thrives, the local culture. In Zurich, you can hear, there is enough money, but little suffering. Too much to draw middle class, but too little real life. The Hungarian cleaning woman from a well-Known, about sixty, lives with her adult son in the Zurich Agglomeration. He works as a truck driver, every other weekend, he sits in the car and drove 1000 kilometers and 1000 back to his family. The third room in the apartment for rent, mother and son within the Hungarian Community.

In the room of the reins of Mann's lease contracts and a knife with a long blade locations.

a few months Ago a young man moved in, strong as an ox, he was working as a reins man, he said. Previously, he gained in Boxing and as a bouncer money. Already a little drunk, he told the son of the cleaning woman, he also had a pimp as a Client. But he was a peaceful, lovable person, and the cleaning lady spoiled him with a cake. Once, when his mother lay Dying, before she shot him the plane ticket to Hungary.

a few weeks Ago, the good-natured reins man disappeared and never showed up. Mother and son found in his room, unpaid leases, everything was leased, the car, the Natel, even the razor. At the top of the Cabinet, a knife with a long blade; a shiver crept up the mother and son was out of the room.

So much for real life. But the middle class has its stories. I recently saw the movie "We the parents" by Ruth Schweikert and Eric Berg herb. Filmed in Zurich, played a majority of Locals, funded solely by the Zurich film Foundation with your new "Fast Track program" for quick, unusual projects. A lighter, smaller Film, shot in 18 days, entertaining and intelligent. Local Culture.


Miklós Gimes lives in Zurich, is the author and Director. For the "Tages-Anzeiger" he writes every week in the city's history.

Created: 09.12.2019, 08:54 PM

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