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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA IS NOT HAPPY WITH RYAN GANDER & CO SELECTION AT THE BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN LONDON:

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‘The lack of self-criticism is outstanding. It seems that nobody tough this young artists how to look at their work from the perspective of a person that doesn’t consider himself a complete idiot… Let me be more specific… If cruelty involves deliberately causing pain and suffering, we may think that Nature (as an artist incapable of judgment ) can’t be cruel because it doesn’t have the ability of distinguishing between right and wrong. It doesn’t have morals, and it doesn’t have a mind on its own. We may see Nature just moving along, transforming itself and reacting to its own changes whenever it can, based on its own laws. On the other hand, Man has a mind. Man has morals which in theory should respect other individuals’ ability to seek some knowledge from an artwork, instead torture them by teasing their minds with silly preschool compulsory games…’

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