For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse



“Art major Aliza Shvarts ‘08 wants to make a statement. 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. The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body.” (story) No comment necessary.

Update: I am being told it’s a hoax! How very witty! Makes me think, though - isn’t it a sad sign that we now live in a time where stuff like this (and every other headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion) could be real?