A Chinese born, Paris-based artist hailed for his groundbreaking work that helped pave the way for a new generation of young artists in China is on the defensive after his most recent installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His work “Theatre of the World” features snakes, lizards, scorpions and a variety of dangerous insects trapped together inside a cage shaped like a turtle shell. The artist calls it a mirror of society’s conflicts. Sadistic eight year olds call it a a rip-off of a favorite Saturday afternoon pastime. Regardless, it may be short lived as the SPCA has determined that the exhibit is causing distress to the animals. Glad they brought in the experts to figure that one out.
Didn’t we see this in Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome?
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