16 Dec '11, 9pm

A Starving Dog Is Not A Work of Art via @Care2 (Please retweet)

Costa Rican artist Guillermo ‘Habacuc’ Vargas sparked global outrage with his Exposición N° 1, in Códice Gallery in Managua, Nicaragua, in 2007. Not only did the exhibition involve him burning 175 pieces of crack cocaine and an ounce of marijuana in a huge incense burner with the Sandinista anthem playing in the background. The exhibit also featured an emaciated dog named Natividad who was tied to the wall, with the words “Eres Lo Que Lees” (“You Are What You Read”) written above in dog biscuits. Outrage about the exhibit was global and Vargas received death threats; photographs of Natividad tied to the wall as crowds of people stood by and reports that the dog was left to starve were circulated on the internet. Over four million people signed an online petition demanding that Vargas not be allowed to participate in the 2008 Bienal Centroamericana in Honduras. Vargas repor...

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