Performance Artist Gives Birth to Healthy Baby in Bushwick Gallery


Marni Kotak, the pregnant performance artist who caused a bit of a stir when she announced she would give birth to her baby in a gallery, delivered a 9-pound boy yesterday morning. Araceli Cruz of the Village Voice, who first brought our attention to this story, arrived at Bushwick’s Microscope Gallery just after the birth happened:

“When we entered the steamy space, which the artist converted into a birthing center, was Kotak calmly eating a banana, the placenta in a bowl and the baby’s father, Jason, holding his son who was wrapped in a blue towel. The beautiful baby boy was wide-eyed, and as quiet as could be, staring blankly into the camera and video lenses that hovered above him.”

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