Alexandra Munroe and Philip Tinari should be removed as curators of the Guggenheim.
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More than 700,000 petition supporters (and counting) joined together to tell the Guggenheim, cruelty under the guise of art will not be tolerated. The museum pulled Peng Yu and Sun Yuan’s works, including Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other (2003). However, failed to issue an apology or statement on the ethicacy of animal abuse in art.
“As an arts institution committed to presenting a multiplicity of voices, we are dismayed that we must withhold works of art”
Due to this unremorseful endorsement of cruelty, animal supporters and the art community should join together in calling for the resignation of the curators, Alexandra Munroe and Philip Tinari.
Child abuse in art would not be defended or even tolerated in the Guggenheim. Why is the abuse of animals exempt from the same basic decency? Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other featured four pairs of American pit bulls chained to treadmills facing each other. The dogs race toward each other, but cannot touch eliciting psychological and emotional exhaustion. A second exhibit imprisons live animals (amphibians, reptiles, insects) in a glass case to prey upon each other.
The Guggenheim curators should be held accountable for the promotion of animal cruelty. Please join me in calling for the termination of Alexandra Munroe and Philip Tinari.
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