“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, April 28, 2008

Parasites on parasites

You thought putting American flags on the floor to be walked on was preposterously trotted out as modern art? The deranged Europeans have one-upped us....

BAT YAM, Israel (Reuters) - From pickled cows to elephant dung, the art world is no stranger to offbeat ideas. But a group of lice-infested Germans?

Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an Israeli museum for three weeks with lice in their hair.

"Art is no longer just a painting on the wall," Milana Gitzin-Adiram, chief curator of the Museum of Bat Yam near Tel Aviv, told Reuters. "Art is life, life is art."

The exhibition has caused controversy -- unintended, the artists say -- in a country where the mention of lice may revive memories of Nazi propaganda that described Jews as "parasites".

The artists, who sleep, eat and bathe in the gallery, said the exhibition toyed with ideas about hosts and guests in line with a theme set by the museum and aimed to blur the boundaries between art and reality.

"The idea is that we live in the museum as their guests, and at the same time we are hosting lice on our heads," said artist Vincent Grunwald, 23, wearing a plastic shower cap to prevent the lice from spreading.

Seriously, who pays for this crap? No doubt a generous government grant underwrote this vapid drivel. It's no wonder Europe is being overrun by hostile invaders, and without even a whimper. They're too busy wallowing in their demented performance art. I guess it's perversely fitting though, that these parasites on society infest themselves with actual parasites.

Society in general could use a good de-lousing.


Kevin said...

There is a man in some South American country who ties up a healthy dog in the museum and starves him to death. That is much much worse. If you want to read about it, I believe you can check it out at MoonBattery.com. The article name is "Dog Publicly Starved to Death as Art"

Joe Camel said...

...While the artists brain is away the lice will play....