The Problem With Modern Art
I hate art — wait, wait, that’s not right. I hate MODERN art, because so much of it is not really art. It’s a pile of random things thrown together in a pile, it’s elephant feces smeared on a religious symbol, it’s this sort of crap,
An art display which invited the public to put live goldfish through a food blender did not constitute cruelty to animals, a Danish court has ruled.
The goldfish were placed on display swimming in the blenders, and visitors were told they could press the “on” button if they wanted.
At least one visitor did, killing two goldfish.
Peter Meyer, director of the Trapholt Art Museum in Kolding, 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of Copenhagen, was fined for cruelty to animals after complaints from campaign group Friends of Animals.
But a court in Denmark has now ruled that the fish were not treated cruelly, as they had not faced prolonged suffering.
The fish were killed “instantly” and “humanely”, said Judge Preben Bagger.
Sticking a fish in a blender is NOT, in any way, shape, or form — art. It’s just not. It’s the sort of thing a malevolent sociopath would do as a prank and it takes no skill, no talent to create, it’s not beautiful, and it’s just not real art.
Unfortunately, that can be said about far too much of what passes for “art” these days.