Animal Rights Protestors Attack Documenta Artist’s Athens Studio

June 13th, 2017

A group of animal rights activists have attacked the Athens studio of artist Aboubakar Fofana, who is currently participating in Documenta 14.  Fofana’s work, which features a group of 54 dyed sheep, each representing a nation in Africa, has earned fierce protest over the animals’ confinement.  “I’m not treating [the sheep] badly,” Fofana says of the issues over the sheep’s presence in the work. “I’m not putting chemicals on them; it’s more like dyeing hair. In my culture, we use indigo and henna to dye hair black.” 

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