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.
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.