New York City Performance Artist to Give Birth in Gallery Before Audience

A pregnant New York City performance artist is planing to have her baby in an art gallery in front of an audience as part of a piece examining childbirth, The New York Post reports.

Called “The Birth of Baby X,” the performance will feature artist Marni Kotak turning a Brooklyn gallery into her “birthing room” where she will spend each day until the baby comes.

“I hope that people will see that human life itself is the most profound work of art, and that therefore giving birth, the greatest expression of life, is the highest form of art,” Kotak said.

Kotak is due sometime in the next five weeks but visitors are warned that the baby may be born at any moment.

“I have decided to do this because I want to show people that, as in my previous performances, real life is the best performance art,” she said.

Kotak said that she is mentally prepared to give birth with the art world looking on.

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