Different artists have different missions. There’s artist who killed thousands of animals for his work, such as Damien Hirst. Does art have to be so supreme, that means so much more than life itself? What is the value of art? The freedom of artistic expression cannot be an excuse for this practice. Does artist shoulder the duty, by nature, to create a better society through their art? There’s also plenty of examples that artists do not only make art for themselves, but also for the society, especially to speak for those who cannot speak, the animals. There’s examples that animal rights being championed by the arts Vivienne Westwood, Gucci and Stella McCartney are well-known for their anti-fur and anti-leather stances.
Rembrandt, one of the greatest painters of all time, was a pioneering vegetarian. Here’s some of the most compelling animal rights activists and artists.
Jonathan Horowitz — Go Vegan!
Jonathan’s heavyweight Go Vegan! exhibition at a former New York meat-packing plant, LaFrieda Meats, aimed to normalise the idea of meat-free living. Horowitz compiled a portrait gallery of more than 200 celebrity vegetarians, as well as a video installation featuring Paul and Linda McCartney, arguing for “go vegan” through the medium of modern living.
Banksy’s Sirens of the Lambs
Rocky Lewycky —- Is It Necessary?
Each ceramic animal sculpture was coated red on the inside and then either smashed or ‘liberated’.