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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA GOES FURTHER IN THE ANALYSIS OF MIYAJIMA’S WORK IN LISSON GALLERY:

‘Important post… even that it doesn’t look like it. How contemporary art relates to science now a days? The answer is “very poorly.” And if we ask the question “why” chances are that we won’t like the answer. There is nothing random in science. Everything has a reason and a possible explanation. Miyajima’s installations focus on superficial results applied to science, resulting in confussion which doesn’t explain “change”. Basically viewers are left with a vage faith on the unknown, probably hoping that some superior been, or something, is in charge of those changes. In orther to explain science and the techonological world today, artists must know what science is all about. A Xmas tree of lights and numbers with some “Buddhist-infused philosophies about time and contemplation, reflecting the cycle of life through the progression from 1 to 9″ result meaningless to many people (even to Buddha). I mean, if they wants us to believe that the “cycle of life” does not involve the number “0″, then… how are we going to explain to our children that we don’t need to leave cookies and milk (or spirits and mince pie) for Santa on Chirstmas eve…?’