Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It’s Art: Performance Artist Gives Birth in Art Gallery

New York – A performance artist who said giving birth is the highest form of art has delivered a baby boy – inside a Brooklyn art gallery. The Microscope Gallery in Bushwick said Marni Kotak gave birth to a healthy infant, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and 21 inches long. The 36-year-old artist had set up a home-birth center at the gallery, turning the space into a brightly decorated bedroom with ocean-blue walls and photo-imprinted pillows. She created a home birthing room with her grandmother’s bed and her old rocking chair. It didn’t say how many people witnessed the birth or give any other detail, although before the birth the exhibition description had said visitors should be prepared to find themselves suddenly as witnesses to a live birth.  more  

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