Forced Miscarriages as Art?

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/24513

No votes yet

That's creepy. I don't care which side of the abortion debate you're on...putting it all on exhibit is disgusting.

no matter what side you are on, it's totally unethical.

Huh...supposedly it is a hoax or "creative fiction":

http://www.nysun.com/news/national/yale-students-art-project-creative-fi...

i saw that story , and it is too terrible

But is it still her body? Yes.

Do the sensible thing and boycott this travesty.

Does she get college credit for being a slut? I mean, she won't say how many times she 'was inseminated' - she had sex with lots of guys it sounds like, unless she used a turkey baster or something. I fail to see how she can call it 'art' by any stretch of the imagination. Yoko Ono did a lot of 'art' that was similar garbage- spoons tied to a strip of wood with condoms attached, etc. A few years ago, Christo engulfed Central Park in saffron cloth to a tune of 21 million dollars to be displayed a little over 2 weeks. I wouldn't have called it art either.

AN APPRAISAL
In a Saffron Ribbon, a Billowy Gift to the City
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Published: February 13, 2005
It is a long, billowy saffron ribbon meandering through Central Park -- not a neat bow, but something that's very much a gift package to New York City. "The Gates," by Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, was officially unveiled yesterday.

Thousands of swaths of pleated nylon were unfurled to bob and billow in the breeze. In the winter light, the bright fabric seemed to warm the fields, flickering like a flame against the barren trees. Even at first blush, it was clear that "The Gates" is a work of pure joy, a vast populist spectacle of good will and simple eloquence, the first great public art event of the 21st century. It remains on view for just 16 days. Consider yourself forewarned. Time is fleeting.
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/arts/design/GATES-REF.html
**********************************
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/05/nyregion/05gates.html
one million square feet of nylon fabric. Five thousand tons of steel. Sixty miles of vinyl tubing. Lots of nuts and bolts.

And a $21 million price tag.

Along with the lofty questions posed by "The Gates" (Is it art? What is art? And haven't we heard enough of this project?), another query has flitted through the minds of some visitors to Central Park in recent weeks. How did the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude manage to spend that much money on their tangerine dream?
*****************************************************************
I think this art student's abortion "piece" is absurd though, and I wouldn't call it art. I call it a senior girl's attempt to shock, much like Yoko Ono did. Got people talking, didn't it? And probably pissed off her parents - a perk maybe to her.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.