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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA REFLECTS ON THE ALLEGED PROBLEMATISATION OF THE PRESENTATION OF ART IN THE SHAPE OF A SPACECRAFT AT THE NEW MUSEUM:

“How does this lousily assembled ‘spacecraft’ dramatise the ‘problems in the presentation of art’? What ‘on earth’ (not pun intended) are they talking about? Is it me or these kind of institutions are going mad in order to justify themselves as what they think they are supposed to be? Where are the artists here? What is their role?”

Well… I think that they are trying to reach “Science” with their “art” and they can’t because they don’t know how… since apparently they are stuck with “technology” which surround us at every moment…

Our mass societies have moved away from Nature thanks to the science of explaining Nature’s laws. Once Man acquired the knowledge to manipulate them, the next step was to use them to his own favor, dominating the world around him. Man desired to place its own limits on Nature believing that he could withstand the consequences. In reality, every living being does the same process; an animal or a plant will dominate their environment and will reproduce itself until it finds a reason not to. It appears that Man hasn’t yet found that reason’