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animal abuse is not ART!
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
“I reserve me to say if is certain or that not the dog died. What is important for me was the hypocrisy of the people: an animal thus becomes focus of attention when I put it in a white place where the people is going to see art but not when is in the starving street. Equal passed with Nativity Locks, the people was sensitized with him until they were eaten it the dogs" this is what the artist said.. well no doubt it's an art.. it just shows many of u guys r "hyprocritical sheep".
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
Time to neuter my dog......... NOT!!
Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
sooo sick im going to feed my dog again now i feel that bad
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
Some people have their own genre of art.. He might see things differently. What do you see from art, the concept or the form? You got the freedom to pick. Anyway, care more about people who starve to death
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
I'm a Artist ..well not that a artist but this is wrong ,Guillermo Vargas torturing an animal for a gallery call this a art ,fuck no.How can we stop that sick motherfucker.:angry:


What can we do.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
*Signed*

Whether if it's a hoax or not, animal cruelty in the name of "art" is unforgivable.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08

DreadDenimPirate wrote:

Fuck the petition, lets go find this guy and take care of him ourselves!!


The dog didn't actually die. If I didn't get the actual information on the last page, I would say the same, but the piece is actually genius: People don't care if they see a dog dying in the street, but they are shocked and appalled after seeing it in a gallery. He wanted to point this out to all the hypocrites out there and show that hunger is an issue we need to pay more attention to. He only made it look like the dog was dying, but it's fine.


kayoanno wrote:

I appreciate the concerns as well as the blatant disregard of the people on this forum. However, my own view is more to the point: I'm sorry, but torturing an animal is not art and it really just makes artists themselves look bad.

I'd also appreciate people not attacking me personally for just taking the time to repost it.

thank you.


Except that he didn't torture the dog. This isn't an attack, but a matter of pointing out the facts.

http://harmonicminor.com/2008/04/07/the-guillermo-habacuc-vargas-hoax/ http://thepetextraordinarium.blogspot.com/2008/03/starving-dog-exhibit-reported-as-hoax.html
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/675045
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from what i understand the dog was only tied up for the duration of the show, 3 hours i think it was said, and that the dog was fed and released afterwards. maybe you guys should look into it some more before condemning a guy. for those who were there and saw the dog tied up with food out of its reach, why did they not at least move the food closer to the dog? i dont know if it is art but it defiitely did what it was intended to do, makes us think about the darker side of humans. its only after the fact that we're so outraged. no one did anything during the actual time of happening. of course we all want to look like good people so when someone took pictures and painted 'animal cruelty' over it do we stand up and say 'oh no!'.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08

CerridwenStorms wrote:


DreadDenimPirate wrote:

Fuck the petition, lets go find this guy and take care of him ourselves!!


The dog didn't actually die. If I didn't get the actual information on the last page, I would say the same, but the piece is actually genius: People don't care if they see a dog dying in the street, but they are shocked and appalled after seeing it in a gallery. He wanted to point this out to all the hypocrites out there and show that hunger is an issue we need to pay more attention to. He only made it look like the dog was dying, but it's fine.


That's good to know.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08

kayoanno wrote:

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 watched emotionless the shameful 'masterpiece' based on the dog's agony, until eventually he died. This is not all... the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American decided that the 'installation' was actually art, so that Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.
PLEASE HELP STOP HIM!! It takes a second to help put a stop to animal abuse!
Sign the petition,please!

http://www.petitiononline.com/ea6gk/petition-sign.html


From wikipedia:
It is reported in blogs, Internet forums and YouTube uploads that in 2007 Guillermo Vargas allegedly took a stray dog called Natividad from the streets of Managua, Nicaragua, and tied it to a short leash as an exhibit in an art gallery. It was initially reported that the dog was left to die with food just beyond its leashes length as patrons passed by in the gallery. Many images have appeared on the Internet showing a thin, emaciated dog tied to a line in a room full of standing people claiming to be photos of the dog. There are no indications in the photos of where or when or who took them.[2][3] He refuses to say whether the dog survived the show but the director of the Códice Gallery is reported as saying that the animal was fed regularly and was only tied up for 3 hours on one day before it escaped.[4] The Humane Society's investigation revealed that, although public perception that the animal had died was part of the artwork's intended effect, the dog was in fact given food and water and allowed to escape back into the street at the conclusion of the exhibit
Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
Like what everyone said , it`s not real .
The lesson is this :

We`re all hypocrites . We don`t care for these animals at all .
We don`t care if they die , starve to death or get run over by cars .
Fight with me all you want but the article proves it all .
We do nothing unless it`s brought to our attention in a brutal way .
I love this art installation . It has a meaning most of us didn`t realize .
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
why the hell is some of you soo mean and why the hell is people doing that?!?!?!?!?!
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
hahaha that is disgusting.. the artist should have done that to himself to make it mmmmmmmmorrrrre ARTY
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
*signed* i disagree with art that's harmful.. there are a TON of other ways to portray that sentiment... killing ANYTHING is just wrong.
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