Unfortunately, Id have to agree.
There is something to be learned from this though - the recognition that human moral values are far from universal, and there are places were even human life is held in little regard.
Although shocking & horrific...it has gotten us all talking & wanting to get involved to stop it, hasnt it? In a twisted sort of way, we are part of the art itself, reacting emotionally to something we have experienced, part of the artistic process whether we like it or not.
In an environment were the majority of people have seen another person die by violence (like Guatamala/Honduras), it just might take something truly grotesque like this to get a powerfull reaction from an art viewer. Theve seen too much already to be easily shocked.
Do I approve? Hell no...& I never thought in my darkest dreams that I would see something so aweful as to make me think that getting PETA involved was actually a good idea...but Art is strange & to be honest Ive seen other stuff that was just as bad (GG Allen anyone? Anyone else read "Apocolypse Culture"? Yikes!)
But even Art has certain constraints in the modern world - This is just not an acceptable way to make a point. A true artist should be able to create something just as shocking without having to torture a helpless creature to death.
Youre right art is all about personal interpretation but to me art is about life and life is about beauty and love not death and destruction. unfortunately we do live in a pathetic society that never ceases to make me sick....heck jus turn on the news and look @ what humans do to other humans....sad sad sad