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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA REFLECTS ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRITICS AND JOURNALISTS:

‘The word critic comes from Greek κριτικός (kritikós), “able to discern”, which is a Greek derivation from the word κριτής (krités), meaning a person who offers reasoned judgment or analysis, value judgment, interpretation, or observation. So… the main function of an art critic is… to think, and to do so that individual has to compare, and to compare he must know about history (past) and at the same time he must know about what is going on now a days. Of course, bad thinking can happen either for ignorance, bad “connections,” or personal desires, which can damage the impartiality and reasoning of judgment… but that is a subject for another post… Anyway, my point is that without good criticism the process of learing results imposible, which can derive in a dangerous situation because in a world where everybody is a blind creator, the one-eye artist is the king…’

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