|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.