Tell MOCA That Killing Animals Isn't Art
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Most people can agree that violence against animals is cruel and unnecessary - especially for nothing more than for their bodies to be displayed in glass cases as "art".
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles is currently featuring an exhibit called "The Theater of Disappearance" by Adrian Villar Rojas. The 'artwork' includes large, class cases containing dead minks, hunks of cows' flesh and bones, and dead crabs, fish and other animals, among artfully piled rubbish, food scrabs and litter. This is unarguably disrespectful to the individuals on display and normalizes violence against animals, by objectifying their bodies alongside inanimate objects. While the exhibit also includes human bones, these remains were donated with consent granted to the artist to use them, unlike the animal bodies in use.
Animals are sentient beings and we have an obligation to protect them from unwarranted harm. Please add your name to this petition to tell the Chief Curator Helen Molesworth, among other heads at the MOCA, to cease displaying this gruesome exhibit. Furthermore, we ask the artist to allow us to give the animals the proper burials that they deserve.
Please remember that we are asking this nonviolently, and are confronting the system of objectification and violence against animals, not attacking individuals.
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