**An exhibition to die for—literally
**LONDON. The German artist Gregor Schneider is planning the ultimate performance piece: showing a person dying as part of an exhibition
“I want to display a person dying naturally in the piece or somebody who has just died,” he told The Art Newspaper. “My aim is to show the beauty of death.”
The artist says that Dr Roswitha Franziska Vandieken, who runs her own private clinic in Düsseldorf, has agreed to help find volunteers who are willing to die in public in the name of art. Dr Vandieken was unavailable for comment. “I am confident that we’ll find people to take part,” says Schneider.
Is this sick or what? I don’t doubt that they’ll find volunteers for the “performance” and critics to hail it as pioneering.
What’s next, performance suicide?