have they accidently informed people why the nazis
shaved their heads. ?
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Subject: Fw: German artists live with lice in Israeli
Maybe someone ought to chuck in a can of Zyklon
B for extra realism it would get rid of both sets of parasites at the same
Living with lice
with lice in Israeli museum
Artists catch head lice for
BBC News Monday, 28
TEL AVIV — Seven
German artists are living with lice
in their hair in an Israeli museum for
three weeks in
the name of art.
The Berliners aim to stretch
boundaries of what is art,
saying they are toying with ideas about hosts and
in line with a theme set by the museum.
"The idea is that we live in the museum as their guests,
and at the
same time we are hosting lice on our heads,"
said artist Vincent Grunwald,
The artists are wearing shower caps to prevent
chief curator of the Museum of Bat
Yam, near Tel Aviv, said: "Art is no
longer just a painting
on the wall.
life, life is art."
Exhibition could cause
She said she spent weeks
exploring the gallery's theme of
"hosting", turning to philosophers such as
and the Bible for inspiration.
But after receiving proposals from around the world,
she decided to
choose the head lice.
But artists also stressed the
show was not meant to be
a reference to the Holocaust®.
"We were aware that, as
Germans in Israel, there was
a risk we may be misunderstood, that we would
wounds," said Stefan Reuter, 27.
exhibition has the potential to cause controversy in
Germany, where the
mention of lice could prompt memories
of Nazi propaganda that described Jews
"People ask about it — we had one woman who
and thanked us for making such a great statement against
fascist rhetoric of German history," Reuter said.
He and his fellow
artists said the exhibition offered the
chance to explore the concept of the
parasite and to ask
whether the word could be "reclaimed" in Israel.
The group acknowledged that living with lice was
uncomfortable, but said it was worth it for the sake of art,
insisted it was not a gimmick.
"We are serious,"
said Akim One Machine-Tu Nyuyen.
"The lice are part of the art."
Other controversial artworks have included last
Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, who also made a film
Sleeper in which he dressed as a bear and wandered
And an Australian performer,
Stelios Arcadiou, also garnered
attention when he had an ear grafted onto
his forearm in
the name of art in 2007. He said his extra ear, made of
human cartilage, was an augmentation of the body's form.
*Perhaps the "artists" should incorporate Zyklon-B into their
It was used effectively as a disinfectant at Auschwitz and
internment centers to prevent disease and
death, permitting millions
of Jews to become "survivors" and go on the
postwar lecture circuit!
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