10/19/07

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boicot
16 OCTOBER 2007
Guillermo Vargas Habacuc calls himself an artist. He is from Costa Rica and in past august he haunted a dog from the streets and exhibited it as an art piece in a gallery. The dog was left there with no water or food to die and it did. He calls this sadistic act "art". Now this torturer has been invited to the prestigious 2008 Bienal Centroamericana de Honduras.
There´s a campaign to raise signatures for revoking the invitation. You can sign http://www.petitiononline.com/13031953/

3 comments:

barbara jane said...

wow, that's some ill sh*t. i found this link, with pictures: http://www.latinaviva.com/50226711/do_you_thinktorturing_an_animal_is_artwork.php

barbara jane said...

http://www.latinaviva.com/50226711/do_you_thinktorturing_an_animal_is_artwork.php

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the academy that hosts Bienal / Bienarte 2008 has posted a disclaimer saying that the petition will not affect their consideration of Guillermo Vargas Habacuc.

So best is to appeal to those that help fund the event.

Have your readers contact the dutch organization that funds the Bienarte 2008 event:
HIVOS (Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking)
at info@hivos.nl

Tell them to stop supporting events that showcase artists that kill/hurt animals for art's sake.

In the meantime, I suggest that all artists MAKE art and poetry about what they would like Guillermo Vargas Habacuc to suffer, like this one did in our home town:

http://www.vazalt.com/2007_Habacuc.htm

Thank you for exposing this pathetic, dog killing, excuse of an "artist"