It’s not art, it is science!

So declareth Jim Rose:

After pickled sheep, unmade beds and painting with elephant dung, some questioned where modern art could go next. Kira O’Reilly will provide her own answer today by spending four hours naked, hugging a dead pig – at the taxpayer’s expense.

The controversial Irish performance artist will invite one person at a time to watch her sit in a specially-constructed set and perform a ‘crushing slow dance’ with the carcass in her arms. She claims the bizarre exhibition is an attempt to ‘identify’ with the pig, which she cuts with a knife during the show.

I think the exhibit should be entitled “Portrait of My Unwanted Child as a Deceased Pig”. I’m no longer concerned about seeing civilization arrest its decline into barbarism, I’m simply enjoying the spectacle.

Bring on the gladiators!