Artist Gets ‘Make America Great Again’ Tattooed Around His Anus
Performance artist Abel Azcona has critiqued Donald Trump by tattooing the president's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," in a circle around his anus.
Speaking to LADbible about his motivation for the project, Abel said: " I always worked my body as a weapon and a political tool.
"For more than twelve years I have been performing political and social performances and exhibitions that have led me to jail, detention or death threats. I believe in the empowerment of the body and of the pain."
"We are [LGBTQ], women, Mexicans, blacks and different. And we are brave. Art is the greatest critical, social and political weapon I know, and if we know how to use it, among all we will end up with Trump's hatred of this new era.
"I believe in the empowerment of the body and of the pain. The anus is a pleasure zone for many people, and an area of sin for others.
Credit: Abel Azcona
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"I think demystifying what the anus is, and writing a fascist political motto like that in my anus, is a clearly critical and subversive action."
Prior to his election President Trump had indicated that he could move away from the protections previously afforded by the Obama administration to LGBTQ communities.
However, his administration has since pledged to retain protections implemented by Obama, despite claims during his campaign he would repeal "a lot of" the previous administration's actions.
Having made more than 500 performative projects and more than 100 individual exhibitions at an international level make Abel Azcona is known across the globe for his social and political art.
His work has been seen in more than forty countries in America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
A powerful statement. You can find out more aboutt Azcona's work here.
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