October 27, 2011

The Birth of Baby X

Image via Los Angeles Times online.

She did it. Brooklyn performance artist Mani Kotak gave birth to Baby X during a gallery exhibition at the Microscope Gallery.  I wrote about this here. As you can imagine the buzz this has generated. Since I wasn't there to witness the birth and see it within the context of art and human experience, I will refrain from a swift judgement.  However, I will opine that the whole thing was unnecessary.  This could have been achieved with still photographs or artifacts, and still demonstrate and capture the mystery of birth. 

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