Is this not the same dog?: Guillermo Vargas (Habacuc) Axioma (2013) and the art of disinformation


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Author: Santamaría Montero, Leonardo
Format: artículo original
Status:Versión publicada
Publication Date:2014
Description:This paper analyses the artwork Axioma (2013) of the contemporary Costa Rican artist known as Habacuc. The present text is an essay that analyse a contemporary artwork from a “limited interpretation”, by methodological decision. The media phenomenon is going to be studied from a Communication Sciences perspective. Axioma broke into the agenda of various news websites, which in context of the electoral truce and foreseeing the possible curiosity generated by a note on Habacuc and a new art project relative to a dog, headlines were irresponsibly shared instead of confirm the information. Consequently, the media created a truth and they (mis) informed thousands of people, those within hours were asking for the artist’s head.
Country:Portal de Revistas UCR
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
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Keyword:Contemporary art
Costa Rica
public opinion
mass communication
Guillermo Vargas Habacuc.
Arte contemporáneo
opinión pública
comunicación de masas
Guillermo Vargas Habacuc