People are lying to us so much that at the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC, a gallery primarily funded by taxpayer money, fearful that Pinocchio would not be able to keep his head parallel because of the lengthening of his nose
the guardians of the art have raised Pinocchio’s head and hung it from a hook in a solid metal framework so that his noise can continues to grow without unbalancing him.
The lies are about everything and anything. Or about anyone who falls out of favour.
One day we were told that they weren’t lies: they are alternate facts. Pinocchio’s nose grew when he heard that. It grew more when he heard that we are in a post-truth world now.
The phrase ‘perception is reality’ has been turned inside out. We know what we perceive and we also know that it is a lie. Perception is now lies.
Lies are a malicious interpretation of any reality. Usually.
The Nose, 1947, bronze, iron and twine. Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC