“1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal.” The Seven Commandments from George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’.
TST attended the opening of the ‘Four legs good, two legs bad’ art exhibition at Q car park Whitcomb Street, Leicester Square in London where over 100 artists are exhibiting art pieces on the subject of pigs.
2019 being Chinese year of the pig and the event being held next door to Chinatown one comes across a variety of porcine related art, music and performances over three floors. It is curated by Rebecca Feiner.
One can encounter the giant pig of Tomioka walking about as he complains about being contaminated by radio-active substances after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Or meet Pinky and Perky having a rant! Pig puppetry performances to delight the kids as well as a large range of piggy banks waiting to be filled with coins for amnesty international, these are just some of the sights to be seen. There are too many artists to name here but TST chatted to a few of them about their work-
The show is open Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February 2-7 pm and Saturday 16th 2-9 pm and is free for all.