Sleeping Beauty: Art Performance with a Legal Catch

Ukrainian-Canadian artist Taras Polataiko reimagined the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty as performance art: a young maiden sleeps in the National Museum of Ukraine, until a kiss from a museum patron wakes her up. But there's a catch ...

To participate in the exhibit, potential princes have to sign a contract that states, "If I kiss the Beauty and she opens her eyes, I agree to marry her." The female performers have also entered into an agreement that reads, "If I open my eyes while being kissed, I agree to marry the kisser." So unlike the chivalrous charmers of yore, these contemporary heroes are contractually bound to live happily ever after if their princess so chooses.

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