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    Shvarts, Yale Clash Over Abortion Art Project
    The Arts; Posted on: 2008-04-18 15:49:02 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
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    Aliza Shvarts '08 was never impregnated. She never miscarried. The sweeping outrage on blogs across the country was apparently for naugh, at least according to the University.

    As the news of her supposed senior art project chronicling a year of self-induced miscarriages was greeted with widespread shock on campus and elsewhere, the Davenport College senior traded barbs with Yale officials on Thursday over a project she described as an exhibit documenting a nine-month process during which she claimed to have artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically inducing miscarriages.

    But while Shvarts stood by her project and claimed that administrators had backed her before the planned exhibition attracted national condemnation, the University dismissed it as nothing more than a piece of fiction.

    "The project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman's body," Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said in a written statement Thursday afternoon.

    Klasky said Shvarts told Yale College Dean Peter Salovey and two other senior officials Thursday that she neither impregnated herself nor induced any miscarriages. Rather, the episode, including a press release describing the exhibition released Wednesday, was nothing more than "performance art," Klasky said.

    "She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art," Klasky said. "Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns."

    But in an interview later Thursday afternoon, Shvarts defended her work and called the University's statement "ultimately inaccurate." She reiterated that she engaged in the nine-month process she publicized on Wednesday in a press release, repeatedly using a needleless syringe to insert semen into herself, then taking abortifacient herbs at the end of her menstrual cycle to induce bleeding. Thursday evening, in a tour of her art studio, she shared with the News video footage she claimed depicted her attempts at self-induced miscarriages.

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    From a reader: This article is relevant to another article published recently on WVWN concerning the political left's hatred for American values and social mores. People like this girl think that they can get away with offending the sensibilities of the general public by slapping the label of "Art" on whatever they're doing, and then claiming that they're just "expressing themselves".
    News Source: yaledailynews

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