Yale Student Has New Perspective on Art

[Okay.  So now maybe it WASN’T fake?!] 
[Editor’s Note: since this story was published, Schvarts has admitted to faking the reality of the situation. Her project was to induce conversation about such topics, not actually do them]
Well if my massive hangover wasn’t enough to get me to barf this morning, this story will surely help.
It seems that the line between what is art and what is downright vulgar and disgusting is a lot finer than believed. Aliza Schvarts, an art student at Yale, artificially inseminated herself repeatedly while simultaneously taking medications to induce miscarriages…for her senior art project.
The final product is “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….”
I consider myself to be quite liberal and extremely cultured, yet even I am not sure how comfortable I am with this project, let alone its merits as art. I may not be a Yale art student, but even I know that 1) this is really not safe for anyone’s body, and 2) a video of a woman in pain and the physical evidence of it all should not be considered art.
If Schvarts wanted attention for her work, she has succeeded. If she wanted praise, she may have to look a little harder. Read the article and let me know your thoughts. Is this art? Is this moral? Is this something Yale should have allowed?

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