Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Abortion artist to exhibit in Tate Modern

Briefing. Complaints please to the Tate: The Tate is supported with public money: it is British taxpayers who are funding the promotion of this artist who wants to make abortion a matter of performance art.

From CFNews: The Yale University art student who caused a national uproar in the United States by supposedly making a senior art project showing her having repeated abortions is slated to unveil a new work in London. The Tate Modern museum has invited Aliza Shvarts to debut a new art project concerning culture and technology. The student, who graduated in May, supposedly repeatedly artificially inseminated herself multiple times over a nine month period and used medicinal herbs to cause early abortions.

Shvarts supposedly created an art project consisting of the videos of the abortions and plastic sheets covered in her blood. Yale officials said Shvarts admitted the project was a ruse, but she later denied the claim. Yale authorities refused to display Shvarts' first art project until she signed a statement saying the installation was a ruse and that she had never been pregnant or had the abortions. Shvarts refused and quit talking with the student newspaper about the project. Now, Shvarts is one of 10 artists invited to present works on the relationship between culture and technology. The Tate Modern museum says the exhibit involves 'a range of leading thinkers and practitioners' but says nothing about what justifies Shvarts for that status. [LifeNews]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen