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Artist Plans to Give Birth in front of an Audience

Our first child was born at a teaching hospital, so my wife and I have a sense of what this is like. I eventually just told the medical students to leave. But Marni Kotak, an artist in Brooklyn, doesn't have a problem with strangers seeing her bring her child into the world. Her birthing will take place in an art gallery as part of an exhibition:

The month-long exhibition is set around her due date, although according to her own words she feels it might happen on the opening night. The gallery will run on extended hours from 11am to 6pm, and Marni will spend some time there every day. She lives just around the corner, so even if it comes in the middle of the night, she can easily come.

Visit the link to see pictures of the birthing room that Kotak has set up at the Microscope Gallery.

Link -via The Mary Sue | Gallery Website | Photo: Bushwick Daily

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Kind of sad that parts of humanity have isolated themselves from such natural parts of life (because it's "dirty") that something as mundane as childbirth can be considered "art".
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How is this art? This is stupidity. You want to see a live birth, rent a video, or hit youtube.. there's lots of videos there....

This is almost as useful as the "artist" who canned his poop and sold it....

She's just in it for the shock value, and the hope that she might sell a painting or whatever...
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