April 17, 2008
Aliza Shvarts stole my work!!!
UPDATE at bottom of post.
Hard to believe someone else thought killing babies for a senior art project would "spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body". That was MY senior art project as well.
Here is some of the art and discourse of abortion:
Don't forget, if you are in the area, and want to stand under a saran-wrapped cube with blood and vaseline, while seeing photos of the "herbal" abortions in progress -- the exhibition will be on public display from April 22 to May 1.
Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
New Haven, Conn. — April 17, 2008
Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body.
She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.
Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.
So there are NO mental health concerns? Really?
I think many suspected this was a prank, but at what cost...if I were miss Bloody Shvarts, I'd be looking for a doctor and a new major.
39y.o guy. Saddens me terribly. I'm going to go home and hug all my kids extra hard and pray for hers.
Posted by: Robert Stuart at April 17, 2008 8:47 AM
Do you ever wonder what kind of "conversations" these people have at dinner?
Posted by: Lost My Cookies at April 17, 2008 9:10 AM
Well done and well said.
Posted by: Tamara at April 17, 2008 11:22 AM
You are sick. THis is MURDER!!!!
Posted by: MARIELA at April 17, 2008 11:39 AM
Would like to speak with you by phone this afternoon for upcoming article. Please email me at address provided above to set up a time if you wish to have your voice heard.
Posted by: newsoutlet at April 17, 2008 11:45 AM
stupid bitch!!!! this is disgusting! the chaepest lack of talent since madonna. Un be li va ble
Posted by: gina at April 17, 2008 11:45 AM
YOU GUYS ARE SICK.. all those poor people who cant have babies .. how could you. I hope when you want a famly none of you can have kids!
Posted by: OMG SICK at April 17, 2008 11:51 AM
I don't think you people are getting the point. But that's just me.
Posted by: Tony at April 17, 2008 2:06 PM
Tony, I think it's a hoax -- and one she may regret given the anger I've seen around the web.
Posted by: Moxie at April 17, 2008 2:11 PM
Awesome. The last thing in this world I want is to have kids.
I have a full life to live. No time to waste taking care of brats :)
Posted by: f*ck yeah at April 17, 2008 2:12 PM
What a freak of nature. After looking at her picture, I'm surprised there was more than one guy willing to stick his dick in her.
Intelligencia? Is this what brats, with absolutely no artistic talent from Yale have in the way of "art"? Makes me embarrassed to be an artist.
Hey Aliza. Just because you have severe emotional and psychological problems doesn't automatically qualify you as a "funky", "hip", "cool", "edgy" artist. Whoooaaaaa man.
Posted by: freak-kicker at April 17, 2008 3:20 PM
I was about to post a link about the prank update, but you beat me to it.
Anyway, this is all very revealing about the majority of people who populate the academic world - I know, being an academic myself (though a conservative, Republican one).
Most are of the type that express moral indignation about the supposed "torture" of animals via eating meat or watching dolphins perform at Sea World, but don't give a damn about the extermination of innocent human life.
Moral lepers, the lot of them.
Posted by: Mike LaRoche at April 17, 2008 4:58 PM
The problem is that this kind of artwork, as seen in the comments above, doesn't inspire conversation -- the coming together and hashing out of ideas -- it actually polarizes people.
at base, this has nothing to do with the sacredness of life, which frankly is a lot more complicated, messy, and difficult to comprehend than bloody embryos.
Posted by: a.s. at April 17, 2008 5:08 PM
PWNED the lot of you!
Anyway, this is all very revealing about the majority of people who populate the academic world
Nonsense. First, it is all very revealing about the majority of people who populate the academic world. Then after it's fake, it's still all very revealing about the majority of people who populate the academic world.
True or not, it's the evil libruls fault! Besides, it gives you an excuse to post a picture that would make rotten.com proud.
Posted by: shecky at April 17, 2008 5:23 PM
I suppose you might have to be a regular reader of mine to understand. But I've always strived to make rotten.com proud.
Look below for a post, where I excitedly tell people I found a photo of Hillary shooting a gun. Maybe you'll get it. Probably not.
Posted by: Moxie at April 17, 2008 5:33 PM
Well, I guess you could call this 'art' alright. I just call it a sick mind and a f*ked up idea of 'sparking conversation about blahblah and yadayada' (at least make it *sound* interesting if you're looking for some justification for your 'art project), and a total lack of feeling for any form of art except 'shock-art', but maybe that's just me...
I think the only conversation you and Ms. Shvarts sparked are what kind of total nutcases you can find in 'the art world', hope that suits you...
Im not even going into the ethical side of the story, because that's something personal and debatable...
Posted by: Wouter at April 18, 2008 4:43 AM
those are BABIES!!! How can anyone do that to a baby?!?!
Posted by: Raye at April 18, 2008 6:27 AM
Ever notice that the women who are for abortion are the women you wouldn't fuck anyway?
Posted by: tony at April 18, 2008 8:14 AM
Posting these images is beyond the pale, but apparently the fact that these images are real life is not. What a world.
Posted by: Education Guy at April 18, 2008 11:35 AM
Moxie, a friend of mine and I (both of us are abortion foes) have been sitting on pics for years that make the collage you presented look tame. And our photos are real. Not the right time to release them though...
One of the reasons I loath liberals and what they stand for is the sheer hypocrisy of their twisted beliefs. On the one hand, they're fighters for social justice and for the well-being of the downtrodden against the imperial corporation; and on the other, they allow -- no, they glorify! -- women to massacre their babies as though the life that grew inside of them was as disposable as a tampon.
Thank you for posting these and thank God you're one of the good guys...
Posted by: The Unknown Comic at April 18, 2008 12:53 PM
I don't see how what she is doing is any different from what the Nazis did to the Jews/Handicapped in WWII.
Posted by: Lila at April 18, 2008 1:10 PM
The sad thing about Shvarts and others like her is that they will probably never realize the kinds of miracles children really are.
These are not people who should be parents, anyway. How pathetic and horrid. Shvarts appears to be the definition of malignant narcissist. Blech.
Posted by: Mrs. Right at April 18, 2008 1:43 PM
I think she sounds a little like "one of us". The use of terms like "heteronormative" in such an absurd context (as if finding this objectionable means that you hate da gays) seems pretty satire-like.
Posted by: Dave M at April 18, 2008 4:27 PM
What does this say about Yale that no one said "I don't believe that art school would let someone do a project like this" right away?
Then again, what does it say about them that they would would try to pass off something like "a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body" as having any meaning whatsoever.
Posted by: Steve G. at April 18, 2008 9:21 PM
When I saw the official Yale response, I thought...Ivy no longer means intelligent and bet bloody shvarts says, "no it's real, Yale's upper brass just doesn't like it!" tommorow.
Well whadda know. I'm not giving another thought to this attention whore. Whatever the truth is, she needs medical care.
Posted by: Moxie at April 18, 2008 9:37 PM