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Controversial Guggenheim exhibit raises questions

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” said Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), leader of the Indian independence movement against Britain. In the U.S., and nations throughout the world, that’s a measure continuously tested.
A high-profile test played out in recent weeks over a Chinese exhibition scheduled to run through early January at the Guggenheim New York. It sparked controversy before its October opening with what was described by The New York Times as three “major works” – none new – exploiting nonhuman creatures.
“Theater of the World,” also the name of the ...


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