Killing Animals In The Name Of Art

Posted: April 5, 2010 in macro photography
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It's been a sad few days here since the discovery of an art installation which includes the mass killing of butterflies and bees.

The artist (Harsono) says he wants to show how vulnerable the victims of social unbalance and power struggle in society are.

And this he does, by being just as brutal as the situation he wants to portray negatively.

It's a sad sad, sick sick, disgusting act. 

If a butterfly should die for Art, where does an artist cross the line?

Is it okay to kill a cat for Art?  An elephant? 

Butterflies and bees are still animals, no matter how small.

NO ANIMAL no matter how big or small should have to DIE FOR ART. 

Click here to see the full story at Butterflycircle:


The saddest update on Channelnewsasia:

It says that the exhibition will continue to run irregardless of its wrong.


Update on 10th April 2010: 

People have gone to the online newspapers to show their support against the killing of butterflies for Art.  Go to the link below to make your comments here:


Go to the link above to read the article and responses. The Article screen shot is attached:

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  1. Lauri says:

    Well he certainly made it clear who are the "powerful and the powerless" didn't he?Sigh. Every life is valuable and I don't think this was necessary to get the point across that there is cruelty and oppression in the world. Not good. 😦

  2. Thanks Lauri. 🙂 It would be good if you could also put in your comments in the TodayOnline so that the artist knows that there are people outside of the country who also care. 🙂 And.. thanks for caring! 😀

  3. Lauri says:

    I will definitely do that, b.e.! Thanks!

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