Monday, March 10, 2008

A Dead Dog as Art?

So...
I was looking around and found this TERRIBLE TERRIBLE news that happene a year ago.


A Costa Rican artist found himself in hot water with the animal protection people in his home country after using a starving, sick street dog as part of an exposition in Managua, Nicaragua, in August. Guillermo “Habacuc” Vargas allegedly found the dog tied up on a street corner in a poor Nicaragua barrio and brought it to the showing. He tied the dog, according to furious animal lovers, in a corner of the salon where it died after a day.

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According to the artist, his “art” was a tribute to Natividad Canda, a Nicaraguan burglar killed in Costa Rica by two rottweilers guarding property he had entered at night. The incident caused friction between the two countries. Habacuc told the daily La Nacion, “I won’t say the dog died. The importance to me is the hypocracy of the people where an animal is the focus of attention where people come to see art but not when it’s in the street starving to death.” “The same thing happened withpoor Natividad Canda. The people sympathized with him only after he was dead,” the artist added.

Picture included:
http://petloverstips.com/ForTheLoveoftheDog/news-updates/a-dead-dog-as-art-petition

Is this art...
I think this is just a crime!!!!! A true artist should be able to express what he wants to express w/o any torture of any animal...
This poor poor dog died for the artist's art...
I just thought since we are all artist we should consider the question
"what is art"
even though art is something that we cannot really judge...

1 Comments:

Blogger -karen said...

aww cindy it's cause you're an animal lover so you think it's cruel right?
although that might be the case, the artist did make a good argument, at least the doggy died for something..else if he was on the streets he'd prob still die, but noone would notice!

okay yea but i think it's wrong ethically too!

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