Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, Artist? More Like Murderer!

A few days ago I came across a group invitation on Facebook, that actually managed to get my attention. What I gathered about the group at the first glance, didn't make much sense. I was thinking to myself that I'm probably a bit tired or reading too fast and I simply don't get it. But unfortunately that wasn't the case. Now this is old news, and could be that most of you have already heard about it, but somehow I had never came across the story of "Guillermo Habacuc Vargas" and his horrible crime that he likes to call art. From what I gathered, sometime on October last year, this so called "artist" from Costa Rica, paid a couple of kids to catch him a dog off of the street and then he chained the dog to the corner of an art gallery [a part of an exhibition in Nicaragua]. He didn't feed the dog, and didn't allow anybody else to do that either. The poor dog starved to death right in front of the eyes of tons of people walking in and out of the gallery, and nobody did a thing about it. Nobody. The bloody insane guy calls this art. What bothers me even more is that the so called "Prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American" decided that this horrible act was actually art, and Guillermo Habacuc Vargas has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008. Unbelievable! I just feel my own blood boiling when I think about this. Right now there are tons of videos on YouTube showing the frustration of people from everywhere, and there's a petition to try to stop this cruel act from happening again in 2008. Through this weblog you can find the petition, as well as an English translation of it, and some more information about the whole fiasco. I hope you'll sign the petition if you haven't already. And I certainly hope that this insane person will be stopped. I just can't think of another dog having the same fate.... ="""(

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