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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA DELVES INTO THE DEBATE OF PAINTING AND MEANING:

‘Interesting comments… If we follow some of Deleuze’s advises, thinking requires a confrontation with stupidity, the state of being formlessly human without engaging any real problems. The main objection there is that in order to select what’s important we need a scale of values and the modern contemporary art world doesn’t have one (in general) since the philosophy of our contemporaneity is to accept without a proper filter all that humans are capable of making or doing as long as they produce some information… In another words, sense is subjected to individuality instead being attached to common understanding for fear of undermine or limit common knowledge which implies a great reduction in the repeatability that the society has to grasp the meaning of “things” (product of the industrial revolution)… All this points towards a fierce storm of ignorance where humans are forced to be attached to objects themselves more than to what they represent since they left Art to the law of the jungle to see what will survive and what will not, transforming “repetition” into “replacement” due to the availability of new junk… (just a thought)’