Friday, October 19, 2007
Manigua, Nicaragua - Animal rights blogs have latched onto the story of Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, a Costa Nican artist whose recent exhibition saw a dog chained in an art gallery, only to have him die a day later.
The dog -- which had been sick, starving, and tied up on the streets -- was part of an exhibition that included "a legend spelled out in dog food reading 'You are what you read,' photos and an incense burner that burned an ounce of marijauna and 175 'rock' of crack cocaine".
Quoth Habacuc to La Nacion, "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."
A Dead Dog As Art? - For the Love of the Dog