Guillermo Vargas Habacuc - A cruel "artist&quArtist Guillermo Vargas - HabacucGuillermo Vargas Habacuc - A cruel "artist&qu by akaCRASH
LATELY, a number of emails have been doing the rounds, condemning the actions of the artist, Guillermo Vargas Habacuc.
Last year, the Costa Rican artist is alleged to have paid some children to chase and catch an abandoned dog. He is said to have tied the animal by a very short rope to the wall of an art gallery in Managua and left it there for several days, without food or water, until it died.
During this time, many people visited the art gallery, paying absolutely no attention to the torment of the dying dog.
Photographs of the so-called exhibition can be found on the Internet.
The prestigious Central American Biennial exhibition incomprehensibly decided to consider this barbarous act as art, and Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action at the Biennial of 2008 in Honduras.
In his defence, the artist has claimed that what he was attempting to prove was that those who saw the suffering of the dog just walked on by an
Is a dead dog Art?Hello all,Is a dead dog Art? by TysDerleth
In 2007, Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, a so-called 'artist', picked up one lost dog on street, attached it with a little rope on a wall in an art gallery, and let it starving to death.
For days, the author of this cruel act as well as the visitors watched, emotionless, the agony of this poor animal. It died, after a painful, meaningless calvary.
But it's unfortunately not the end yet: the prestigious 'Bienale Centroamericana de Arte' decided, for obscure reasons, that this barbarism was... art! They invited Guillermo Vargas Habacuc to present again his "happening" for the next 2008 edition of the Bienale.
Let's stop this! Please sign this petition, 10 seconds of your time may prevent an innocent animal to die for the sake of "art".
Bonjour à tous,
En 2007, Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, un soi-disant 'artiste', a ramassé un chien abandonn
animal cruelty is now considered artanimal cruelty is now considered art by playxcracktheski
In 2007, the 'artist' Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took
a dog from the street,
tied him to a rope in an art gallery, and starved
him to death.
For several days, the 'artist' and the visitors of
the exhibition have
watched emotionless the shameful 'masterpiece' based
on the dog's agony,
until eventually he died.
Does it look like art to you?
But this is not all... the prestigious Visual Arts
Stop animal cruelty as "art" in HondurasA certain 'modern artist' has tied a dog and left him to die of starvation surrounded by food placed as text in the walls. He calls this art, and you can read about it here in Nico1's :iconNico1: journal:Stop animal cruelty as "art" in Honduras by faerywitch
now, not happy with this, the atrocity is that he was invited to take part of the 2008 Latinamerican Art Biennial in Honduras to repeat the same.
As an artist I cannot understand why anyone would call this art and it infuriates me to levels that I can barely explain. As a Latin American person it ashames me tremendously that any other Latinamerican country would allow this to happen again, while everybody else just stares at the poor animal suffering a long, painful death.
There is a petition to be signed here: http://www.petitiononline.com/13031953/ it is in Spanish, but it is legit, so don't worry if you don't understand it. If you are still worried about it, let me know and I'll translate it for you.
We are artists, we cannot a