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Monday
Aug272012

Ukrainian Art Exhibit Offers Real-Life 'Sleeping Beauty' Fairy Tale

National Art Museum of Ukraine(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Naysayers who believe fairy-tale dreams don't come true should take a look at a new art installation in the Ukraine that features sleeping beauties.

They should, however, think twice before actually entering the exhibit. Any man who enters the exhibit and kisses one of the rotating sleeping beauties on the lips and sees her eyes open is required to marry her.

"Everybody, any viewer, will have to sign the contract, which says -- this is very important, because nobody has to -- 'if I kiss the beauty and she opens her eyes while being kissed, I marry her,'" Taras Polataiko, the Ukrainian-Canadian artist behind the exhibit, told the U.K.'s The Telegraph.

In the modern take on the classic fairy tale popularized by Disney, each "sleeping beauty" lies on an elevated bed in the exhibit, housed at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, in Kiev. Five women have so far signed up to be beauties and will rotate "sleeping," dressed in an all-white gown, in the museum for two hours at a time daily through the exhibit's end Sept. 9.

Like their potential Prince Charmings, the beauties also had to sign contracts, putting in writing that, "If I open my eyes while being kissed, I agree to marry the kisser."

Besides being willing to commit their lives, the men and women who participate also have to be older than 18 and, importantly, not married.

"I hope they [men] come, so it will be more interesting for the beauties," Polataiko said. "But I really don't know. It's a really serious thing. It's marriage."

The exhibit opened Aug. 22 but, so far, has not resulted in a love match, contractual or otherwise.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Oct132010

Germany Opens First-Ever Hitler Exhibition

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BERLIN) -- On Friday, The German Historical Museum will open post-war Germany's first-ever Adolf Hitler exhibition.  Spiegel Online reports that although the museum went to great lengths to ensure the exhibition is not an homage to Hitler, they are concerned about "attracting cheering neo-Nazis and protesters."

The extensive exhibition, developed by curator Hans-Ulrich Thamer, will focus on the life of Hitler. However, the show will be sure to leave out anything that may glorify or depict Hitler as a hero. 

"We cannot provide any opportunity to identify with him," Thamer told Spiegel Online.

The museum says on its website that the exhibition will address the influence of the dictator and the "long shadows of his oppression that extend on into the present day."

Developers of the show also took precautionary measures to provide context from historians on topics relating to Hitler that will be contained in catalogues accompanying the show.

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