Initial reports say that she would not marry.
Having resorted to something bizarre,I suggest she marries the Girl who woke her up
Unlike the fairytale, the kiss that awoke this “Sleeping Beauty” came from a woman.
The “living” installation is the work of Ukrainian-Canadian artist Taras Polataiko.
He chose five women to take turns to ‘sleep’ on a bed in Ukraine’s National Art Museum.
Visitors could kiss the women, hoping to rouse them.
Yana Gurzhiy, the model who was stirred, says the decision to open her eyes was a spontaneous one
. SOUNDBITE: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Yana Gurzhiy, saying (Ukrainian): “It was a very quick moment, and I didn’t think about it for a long time.
It happened in a second and I opened my eyes.
When I saw a girl in front of me, I was naturally surprised, but I would also have been surprised if it had been a strange man.”
There was a catch: visitors had to sign a contract agreeing to marry “Sleeping Beauty” if their kiss woke her.
Polataiko says he doesn’t expect the ladies to wed, but he hopes it will start a conversation in the Ukraine where same-sex marriage is outlawed.
Taras Polataiko, “Sleeping Beauty” artist, saying (English): “I hope it will generate the discussion about the gender relationships in this society, and hopefully it will influence it in the progressive way. In terms of what the girls will decide to do, it’s up to them.” Gurzhiy and Katya have no plans to elope.
A Ukrainian-Canadian artist is presenting an interactive art project called “Sleeping Beauty,” in which five attractive young women take turns sleeping under dim lights in Kiev’s top gallery, each under a pledge to marry the visitor who wakes her with a kiss.
Any unmarried museum-goer can kiss the woman in the hope of making Beauty fall in love and awaken.
Taras Polataiko, a Ukrainian-born artist now based in Canada, says the goal of his exhibit is to recreate the famous fairy tale and witness the birth of love.
But it also has political undertones, symbolizing the patience of the Ukrainian people trapped by what he calls the oppressive government of President Viktor Yanukovych, and hopes that the nation will one day awaken to true freedom.
“I am turning the fairy tale into reality, the Prince fell in love with her deeply, strongly and this love woke her up,” Polataiko told The Associated Press. “Strong love happens by chance.”
The nearly three-week exhibit ends Sunday, and so far only one Sleeping Beauty has woken up to a kiss — only to discover that her Prince Charming was actually a princess. It is unclear what the two women will do now, given that Ukraine forbids same-sex marriage and that Princess Charming has a boyfriend of her own.’