Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The Navarran artist Abel Azcona, international exponent of performance art, is receiving threats because of his work "Eating a Koran", in which he eats pages from the book sacred to Muslims.

The piece forms part of an invetigation project initiated during a residency on the topic of religious fundamentalism and the need to "nourish ourselves with fiction, lies and fear". Specifically, this project consists of an installation, a performance and a video work, in which the artist eats a copy of the Koran over eight hours as a critique of religious radicalism. "I believe in freedom of expression, provocation and artistic freedom, and I will certainly continue doing so today, tomorrow and always," comments Abel Azcona, who has been threated by anonymous letters, emails and SMS.

"I believe in art as a critical tool and to create debate about the politics of identity", adds the Navarran artist, who has received criticism ever since he started in performance art, "but they will never change my way of thinking and working; what's more, the threats clarify my path, and I know that I am in the right." For that reason he will go on using art "as a critical weapon for whoever wants to feel it and listen to it."
Source: Deia.com H/T: Maria José

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

He should wipe his ass with pages from the Quran too once its time to go...

Michael C said...

"It is not what goes into your mouth that makes you ritually unclean; rather, what comes out of it makes you unclean."

Matthew 15:11 (Good News Translation)

Jim Fox said...

Signed his own death warrant? Can only hope he accepts police protection.

Anonymous said...

It will be a far superior "revelation" when it exits this guy's body than when it entered it.

Anonymous said...

Finally, an artist who mocks those who do not turn the other cheek.

Anonymous said...

No need to "wipe his ass" with it -- that Koran is now shit anyway.

Anonymous said...

if muslim make any cartoon again chritain & jewish religion they are terrorist & u sick people do every nonsense thing again islam & called it freedom of expression....bull Shit............firstly chg Urself & then blame muslim cuaz muslim isn't terrorist they fought again the wrong happen against him in the whole world & u people are coward to do these kind of stupid thing....!

Anonymous said...

He should have urinated, shitted and puked on that horrible book!

Anonymous said...

Cool Action! Islam is the most satanic faschist ideologie ever created.
But I hope he is aware that he is now target of those Psychos.

Anonymous said...

@ Muhammed Yahya - Perhaps you can send a couple of copies of the Quran to this guy to use as toilet paper? I've heard its very absorbent...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Cyanide be less poisonous to ingest?

Anonymous said...

Lets rid the world of Qurans, by using it as toilet paper. ^_^ If we all work together, I think we could make an impact. ^_^

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