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

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 Scienc...

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Autor Principal: Santamaría Montero, Leonardo
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: IIArte, Universidad de Costa Rica. 2014
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/escena/article/view/17550
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19562
Sumario: 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.