Monday, October 22, 2007

Animal Cruelty as Art

From Internet Ronin

"Costa Rican artist Guillermo Habacuc Vargas paid two children to find a dog in a barrio of Managua, Nicaragua for an exhibition he had scheduled there. In the name of art, Vargas then tied up the dog in a corner of the salon, denied it food and water, and waited for it to die."

"Habacuc has been selected to represent his nation at the prestigious Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008."

I used to own an art gallery in Atlanta and if someone had submitted crap like this to me I'd have pressed animal cruelty charges against them and gotten them blackballed from any reputable art venue. (After choking down the urge to force feed him his slides and physically eject him from the premises into the middle of Piedmont Avenue.)

h/t to Sideways Mencken