This is off topic for the blog but i feel that it is important.
An "artist" from Costa Rica - Guillermo Habacuc Vargas - as an installation piece took a dog from the street and caused it to suffer and starve to death in the name of Art.
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 that sound like art to you ?
But this is not all... the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American decided that the 'installation' was actually art, so thatGuillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008
this is why im asking everyone to sign a petition to stop this sick cruelty that is NOT art
sign online petition

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April 17, 2008 at 3:10 PM theozmatron said...

Fuckin hell! I mean in the renaissance if an artist could not come up with something original they painted another Crucifixion of Christ or another Virgin Mary.

Is this pile of poo art, or a lack of imagination?

More "Water Lilies" anyone?

April 17, 2008 at 9:21 PM Conor Foy said...

It's not that it's not art, its just that its bad irresponsible art made by a cruel person. What is art? Do you know what art is?

April 18, 2008 at 12:22 AM Evil Bob said...

OOHH I know I know

Pronunciation - [ahrt]
1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
2. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.
3. a field, genre, or category of art: Dance is an art.
4. the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture: art and architecture.
5. any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art; industrial art.
6. (in printed matter) illustrative or decorative material: Is there any art with the copy for this story?
7. the principles or methods governing any craft or branch of learning: the art of baking; the art of selling.
8. the craft or trade using these principles or methods.
9. skill in conducting any human activity: a master at the art of conversation.
10. a branch of learning or university study, esp. one of the fine arts or the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature.
11. arts,
a. (used with a singular verb) the humanities: a college of arts and sciences.
b. (used with a plural verb) liberal arts.
12. skilled workmanship, execution, or agency, as distinguished from nature.
13. trickery; cunning: glib and devious art.
14. studied action; artificiality in behavior.
15. an artifice or artful device: the innumerable arts and wiles of politics.
16. Archaic. science, learning, or scholarship.
[Origin: 1175–1225; ME < OF, acc. of ars < L ars (nom.), artem (acc.)]

I guess this does fall into one or two of those definitions. I don't really give a fuck though. I'd never try and take away from this artists right to express himself but just so long as he acknowledges and accepts my right to stamp on his head.

April 18, 2008 at 12:37 AM ctrl/alt/delete said...

I dont consider this myself to be art conor , i dont see any artist merit in making something suffer

April 19, 2008 at 7:21 PM Nay said...

Weird.... I reposted this MySpace bulletin of a Californian friend last weekend! Strange how things come full circle.

Let's hope PETA hunt him down for their 2008 Rewengay Installation...