Performance art comes to life

October 27, 2011 – It is said that life imitates art.

For performance artist Marni Kotak, art is all about giving life.

Kotak, a new mom who’s making headlines for giving birth in a Brooklyn art gallery as part of performance art piece says the birthing process is the purest of art forms and truly women’s greatest power.

“It troubles me when I hear women speak disdainfully about their own bodies,” she wrote in an email. “By giving birth in public I can bring to light something that our society clearly has many issues surrounding.”

Kotak gave birth to a son on Tuesday in front of an audience of about 20 people, but her performance piece “The Birth of Baby X” is scheduled to run at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn through Nov. 7.

Wonder what she’ll do for an encore?

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2 thoughts on “Performance art comes to life

  1. While I agree that birth is a very beautiful thing, I think that there is something terribly wrong with the philosophy of sharing the process with the world. Even Jesus was born in a stable to allow Mary the privacy of giving birth.

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