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Dog lovers beg for cruel artist to be banned (Starved a stray dog to death in the name of "art")!

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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......and I thought I couldnt get any worse than this......


Art major Aliza Shvarts '08 wants to make a statement

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.



..........it has.



A controversial artist accused of chaining up an emaciated stray dog and starving it to death 'in the name of art' has sparked an international outcry.

Guillermo Vargas has been asked to represent his country in a major show – prompting 2million people to sign an online petition calling for him to be banned from the exhibition.

Campaigners fear Vargas may stage a similar stunt to that of 2007 when a dog named Natividad featured in an exhibition at the Codice Gallery in Managua, Nicaragua.

The dog was left on a lead tantalisingly close to a bowl of food and water while more than a hundred pieces of crack coc aine were set alight in an incense burner.

Next to him the words 'you are what you read' were spelled out in dog biscuits.

However, the World Society for the Protection of Animals said is has received assurances from the organisers of the Visual Arts Biennale in Honduras that any exhibit that is cruel to animals will not be tolerated



www.metro.co.uk...

In the name of art? Actually I dont have much to say. This Really upset me. Whats going on with people? Its seems these artist try to see who can be the most disgusting and shocking. ffs


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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 08:55 PM
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I'm so disgusting. The poor dog can't even speak up and say "HELP ME!" "HELP ME!" "THIS CRACK COCAINE HURTS!" How terrible. If he was so concerned about the plight of starving animals in his home town, as he says he is, why didn't he take this dog in and take care of it! THIS IS NOT ART!


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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 02:19 PM
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Another example of people with too much time on their hands.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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In my opinion there is nothing artistic about suffering. how about we tie that a$$ up and starve him. I call this piece "JUSTICE"

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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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I hope that crap like this never makes it to some "enlightened" extraterrestrial civilization. They might deem us the equivalent of sadistic galactic vermin and use the space based equivalent of Raid on us.

Sometimes I am embarrased and ashamed to be human. Sometimes I dont feel human at all, like I'm really out of place. I'm kind of feeling both after reading this. Why does humanity act like this!? Were worse than monkeys.


[edit on 25/4/08 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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I could see some cats..


Just kidding! I have a cat.

Someone please tear her ovaries out and watch her starve to death in the name of "Art"



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:12 PM
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I am usually all for art.. but uh, both of the articles you listed, both of those individuals should be put into an insane asylum.

Or perhaps we could put a cheese burger "tantalizingly" close to a leash we could strap those two retards together, and then watch them struggle for it, latter letting them die, then we can hang them up and put a sign on them that reads "your frikin stupid".

R-tards.. seriously.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW!


How could anyone justify THIS as art?
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put the *self-censored* in the stocks and starve the *self censored* to *self-censored* death in the name of this guy's *self-censored* 'art'



Mod Edit: To provide warning to the pictures

[edit on 25-4-2008 by MemoryShock]



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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This is NOT art... it's cruelty!!!

I've been an artist most of my life, studied art, associated with other artists, both semi-famous and not so, and I can vouch for the fact that this would never fly in the circles I know.

What's truly maddening is that people are walking around as if the poor animal isn't even there.

Personally, if I happened upon an exibition like this, I would need to be restrained from violent reaction... seriously.

What's next... starving children?

Disgusting.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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WTF!!!

This person deserves death! This is not art, this is torture pure and simple.
I want to know where this SOB lives so i can go visit myself...

Dammit, my day has been ruined. It was bad enough to have read it, but those pictures need to be taken the hell out of this thread!!!!!!!

If you show it you promote it.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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A simple google search of this topic provided information that the dog was not starved it was fed regularly, as well as it didn't die of starvation it actually escaped, so no one can confirm if it died or not, also upon further research I found that this was nothing more than a "shock-factor" publicity stunt as a way to protest a local death of a man who was viciously killed by police dogs while begging the police to call the dogs off. I agree this dog looked horribly neglected, but he most likely found it that way. The strangest part of it all was the burning of crack coc aine in an incense burner, weird stuff...is it art? I don't know but it caught people's attention, which is what he intended to do



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by LockwithnoKey
those pictures need to be taken the hell out of this thread!!!!!!!
If you show it you promote it.


My apologies, I certainly DON'T promote this artist's sick work, but in my defence, I posted those images that were sent as part of the email campaign to get the artist banned would illustrate the uncaring way in which those hob-nobbing in the gallery with the artist see this as 'normal'...I'm just as furious that this was allowed to happen as you are



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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Human beings never cease to amaze me as to the levels of cruelty and depravity that they can sink to.

Heart wrenching and downright f*****g stupid if you ask me. Somebody should do some art work on his face with a roofing hammer. Pure scum.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:02 PM
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Have to admit, I thought I had come across a marauding hoard of villagers on their way to Frankenstiens Castle when I first read this thread, did no one in the first 7 posts bother to even look up any additional detail on this artist?

As stated by cynical572, Google has it's uses.

Guillermo_Vargas



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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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Regardless of whether Vargas fed the dog or not, the obviously starving animal was in need of care, not to instead become a spectacle for some twisted and non-artistic statement by a man who cared more for money than doing the right thing.

He didn't and that says volumes about his character.

That the dog survived and somehow 'escaped' to fend for itself is more testament to the uncaring and reckless attitude of this so called artist.

The additional information gleaned from googling does nothing to lessen my outrage.

 


Had he painted or sculpted the scene, I might have given him some credit if it was crafted well, but still I would be repulsed by it.

Questions... How does this further our understanding of the world? Does it have any kind of timeless meaning?

No to all, imo, and thereby is not true art. It only has shock value in that it evokes disgust. Anybody is capable of such productions and requires no knowledge of artistic basics







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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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I saw this the other day and my thought on it was quite different. I personally think that this is beautiful, and it is art. To see death like that, to actually see it is an amazing experience and it is very powerful. While i think that something like this should not be repeated, because in my opinion its one of those things that is only powerful the first time it is done. I also think that it should be appreciated for what it is. Yes the dog suffered, but the dog was suffering anyway. Yes the dog died, but the dog was dying anyway, and actually according to google the dog survived and escaped. But i recommend that you guys take another look at those pictures, and this time rather than look at them in disgust because of what is happening, try to see what it is that is really going on. The truth is that there are thousands if not tens of thousands of dogs like that in South America. They are out there dying every day. This man took one of those dogs and put it out there, on display for the whole world to see. Rather than focus on the act of this one man, and try to put an end to it, maybe people should focus on the actual problem and try to save the thousands of animals that are dying like that one may have.
This artist was only bringing to our attention something that he experiences every day of his life, and i for one commend him for that action.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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Is there a petition or something to let this individual - and his patrons - have a piece of our mind?

Or are we just going to "disapprove" and express outrage on this website?

(If there is a relevant link and I overlooked it, I am sorry.
When I see red, I don't see blue - or any colour the links may be...
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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
The additional information gleaned from googling does nothing to lessen my outrage.


Mine neither, but it's clear the whole story is not being depicted and still isn't.

We are a cruel self-centred race, something the artist was, I believe, trying to convey.

Not that I need to see people viewing a starving dog as an art exhibit to know or understand as much.

Some people need to be shocked to react, but most don't even bother to react.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:31 PM
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We are a cruel self-centred race, something the artist was, I believe, trying to convey.



My dear, "we" (certainly I or my family and friends) are not cruel OR self-centered: in this particular case, only this piece of trash is.

And, more to the point, whatever it is that he wanted to "express", he should have applied his "art" to HIMSELF - or perhaps to some family member of friend of his. Then, perhaps, his "message" would have been somewhat more persuasive (still redundant but persuasive)...

Makes sense, no?











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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:43 PM
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Yes "WE", it would naive to exclude yourself.

You as a member of the human race allows this sort of thing to happen, whether it be dogs or people starving on streets.

I do not go, pro-actively seeking to harm or abuse, but know, by proxy I am as much to blame as anyone for the state this world has fallen into, in-action is the reason the world faces the crisis it does.



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