London, April 22: German artist Gregor Schneider plans to exhibit a dying person as the focus of an upcoming show.
The artist, whose previous works have included a disturbing recreation of family life in two identical houses in the East End of London and a 20-year project to transform his parents former house, said his aim was to show the beauty of death.
Schneider claims to have found a doctor in Dusseldorf who will help him find a volunteer willing to die in public in the name of art.
Unfortunately today, death and the road to death are about suffering. Coming to terms with death as I plan it can take away the pain of dying for us, the artist told the online edition of Die Welt.
In 2000, Schneider himself feigned death as part of a show in Haus Esters Museum in Krefeld. He was awarded the Golden Lion for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale the following year for Dead House, a reconstruction of his parents home. He is currently showing an installation in Paris consisting of a series of rooms of decreasing size. Visitors make their way through the installation alone, and are filmed as they do so.
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